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Gold Rush Era $10 Liberty Gold Coin | PCGS or NGC XF40+

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Gold Coin Highlights

  • Mint: United States Mint
  • Year of Issue: Randomized between 1850-1855
  • Composition: 0.48375 troy ounces of .900 fine gold
  • Face Value: $10 USD


The $10 Liberty, also called the $10 Coronet type, features a portrait of Lady Liberty on the obverse. She is displayed wearing a crown (hence the “Coronet” nickname) with the inscription “LIBERTY” displayed prominently. Thirteen stars (as a reference to the original thirteen American colonies) are engraved towards the periphery. The coin’s date appears at the bottom. This design was first introduced in 1838 and remained in production until 1907. As such, the $10 Liberty ranks among the longest-running coin designs in American numismatic history.


The $10 Liberty reverse depicts an eagle with outstretched wings. The bird clutches both arrows and an olive branch in its talons. This symbolized America’s interest in maintaining peace, as well as its ability to defend itself in war. These 1850-1855 $10 Eagles are “No Motto” specimens, which means they lack the inscription “IN GOD WE TRUST” on the reverse. Shortly after the Civil War, this was placed above the eagle’s head. As these coins are dated before 1866, they will not show this inscription. The denomination is expressed as “TEN D.” and appears towards the bottom.

About the $10 Liberty Eagle Gold Coin

The $10 Liberty Eagle was one of the most commonly-used coins of the 19th and early 20th centuries. It served as a backbone of American commerce. Until the $20 Double Eagle was introduced in 1849, the $10 Eagle was the U.S. Mint’s highest denomination. Not only was the coin used by private individuals, but the $10 Eagle was also favored by banks and financial institutions for large transfers. Many governments, including some in Europe and South America, chose the $10 Liberty Eagle for their official sovereign reserves.

These $10 Liberty Eagles were struck during the peak of the California Gold Rush and, as such, carry special historical significance. These 1850s-dated coins are also significantly scarcer than generic $10 Liberty Eagles made during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In essence, the coins being offered here are hundreds of times rarer yet sell for a modest premium over a common date.

Each specimen is also certified by PCGS or NGC as Extremely Fine (XF-40) or better, which means they will show just minor wear.

The coins in this category will have a random year of issue between 1850-1855 depending on our current inventory.

Shipping Info

Each coin comes sealed in a plastic holder, labeled with the coin’s specs and PCGS/NGC grade.

Reserve your Gold Rush $10 Liberty Eagle by placing your order online or calling a Provident representative at 800-313-3315.

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When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

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Product Details

Year 1850, 1854, or 1855
Metal Content 0.4838 troy oz
Metals Purity .900 Fine Gold
Condition XF or Better
Certificate of Authenticity PCGS or NGC
Denomination $10.00
Producer U.S. Mint
Diameter 27mm
Provident ID 2569242