$10 Indian Head Eagle
Upon his triumphant return from The Spanish-American War, former commander of the famous Rough Riders, Theodore Roosevelt charged back into public life. First as the Governor of New York, then as Vice President, Roosevelt was launched into the Presidency with the assassination of William McKinley.
$10 Liberty Head Eagle
Due to a sharp rise in the price of gold (brought on by the turmoil created by The Napoleonic Wars and Bonapart’s “Reign of Terror”) President Thomas Jefferson ordered that the production of $10 gold coins be halted on December 31, 1804. It would be 34 years and 2 Acts of Congress (altering both weight and fineness of United States gold coinage) before production would resume.