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Creation of the famous Liberty $10 gold piece...
Item # 638227
January 19, 1839
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 19, 1839
* Famous Liberty $10 gold coin
* Philadelphia Mint creation
The bottom of the front page has a nice any for any coin collector (numismatist): "The Gold Eagle" which notes in part: "This beautiful coin, after a long absence, has reappeared in our country. The mint at Philadelphia is striking them & a quantity has arrived here. It is not only a noble coin, but, in its improved appearance, a fine specimen of art..." with more, and noting at the end: "It is now thirty five years since an eagle has been coined at our mint."
This was the famous Liberty, or Coronet $10 gold piece, the first produced since the Turban head design ended in 1804. The Liberty design (with a few modifications) would be minted until 1907.
Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, very nice condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War