Saint Gaudens Eagles

indian head ten dollar gold coin

The so-called "Indian Head" ten dollar gold coin or eagle was minted between 1907 and 1933.

Coins were produced in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. The mintmarks D and S appear on the reverses of coins minted at the branch mints.

There are two distinct varieties: the first without the words "In God we trust (1907 & part of 1908) and the secoind with In God We Trust (1908 and later).

After 1916, there were considerable gaps in the coinage. Most of the coins made in 1920 in San Francisco and 1933 in Philadelphia were melted, with few surviving. With the exception of these dates, the rest of the set has coins that are relatively common – although they become scarce in the higher uncirculated grades.

 

Mintmarks

Saint Gaudens Eagles were minted in Philadelphia (no mintamark), San Francisco (S), and Denver (D).

 

St. Gaudens

St. Gaudens information

Teddy Roosevelt liked the design of the ten dollar eagle but made one radical suggestion: Add an Indian headdress.

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Neither Augustus St. Gaudens nor Teddy Roosevelt wanted the words In God We Trust on the coins. Click on the link to find out why.

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