The History of $10 Liberty Gold Coins
The $10 Liberty gold coin was struck in three different versions, but for the sake of common date designs, we will discuss the type III design, though all three designs do share some commonalities in American History. The span of production for the $10 Liberty coin Type III ran from 1866 through 1907. This coin is also known as the "Coronet". The word coronet is a synonym for "Tiara" which would be today's common term for a small half crown. The coin was so known because "Lady Liberty" is wearing a coronet emblazoned with the word "Liberty" offset to the extreme left side so that he entire word is visible on her left-facing profile. Another common but un-specific name for this coin is the "Eagle" because the Coinage Act of 1792 set the official value of an "Eagle" at $10 U.S.