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1866 S Coronet Head Gold $10 Eagle
New Style Liberty Head - With Motto
Metal Composition: 90% Gold - 10% Copper
Diameter: 27 mm
Mass / Weight: 16.72 grams
What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
One major variety is the 1866-S $10 Liberty Head Gold Eagle with the motto on the reverse. This is the newer design which featured the addition of the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST" on the reverse of the coin above the eagle. This would be the design used in all future years of this coin type. There was also a slightly older "No Motto" variety coin struck in San Francisco in 1866 featuring the older design without the motto.
The 1866-S Coronet Head Gold $10 Eagle is worth $1,707 in average condition and can be worth $38,468 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.
MELT VALUE: $605.97
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