United States $10.00 Indian Head Eagle 1907-1933
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 Indian Head Eagle Specs
Diameter: 1-1/8” (27 mm)
Weight: 258 grains (16.718 grams)
Composition: 90% gold – 10% copper
Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Engraver: Charles E. Barber
Mint Marks: Philadelphia (none) Denver (D) San Francisco (S) – found left of arrows on reverse
Obverse: Indian head (Liberty) facing left and wearing a full feathered ceremonial headdress. Date (below), 13 stars (above) around plain border. LIBERTY on headband.
Reverse: Eagle majestically perched upon a bundle of arrows and olive branch facing left. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (above) and denomination TEN DOLLARS (below) around plain border. Motto IN GOD WE TRUST (beginning part way through 1908) in field to the left. Motto E PLURIBUS UNUM in field to the right.