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Eagle was minted from 1795 to 1804, and then from
1838 to 1933. The Gold
Eagle began with a plump Liberty wearing a large
cap, called Capped Bust to Right, and, for the first
three years, a scrawny eagle holding a wreath in its
mouth. Later in the third year, the reverse was changed
to a mistaken heraldic eagle. The 1838 Gold
Eagle endured without major modification until 1907.
It used the familiar Coronet or Liberty Head design
and showed the denomination, TEN D. The later years,
from 1866 on, added a motto on a ribbon above the eagle
with the inscription IN GOD WE TRUST. The final design
of the Gold
Eagle was the so called Indian Head. The first issue
1907-08 had no motto. IN GOD WE TRUST was added to the
1908 coin and continued thereafter. The design showed
a female Caucasian Liberty wearing a stylized Native
American headdress. The reverse portrayed a standing
eagle taken from the ancient Greek or Roman tradition.
On this coin the denomination was written out as TEN
Aside from the Coronet, With
Motto Gold Eagle, which had a proof mintage of 2,327,
proof eagles are rare if they exist at all. No proofs
are reported in the Red Book A Guide Book of United
States Coins until 1859. The Indian
Head Gold Eagle had none of regular issue for the
first type, No Motto, and only 768 for the second.