Gold $10 Eagle Coins
During the mid-19th century, as the country expanded westward and gold discoveries were made in California, the production of $10 Eagle Coins increased significantly. These coins were used in daily transactions and were an essential part of the American economy at the time. In 1933, the production of $10 Eagle Coins came to an abrupt halt due to the Executive Order 6102 issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The order prohibited the hoarding of gold and mandated the surrender of gold coins, including the $10 Eagle Coins, to the Federal Reserve. As a result, the minting of these coins ceased, and most of the existing $10 Eagle Coins were melted down. In 1974, the production of $10 Eagle Coins resumed, but with a different design. The modern $10 Eagle Coins feature a depiction of Lady Liberty on the obverse and an American bald eagle on the reverse. These coins are made of 22-karat gold, with a weight of approximately 16.7 grams and a diameter of 27 millimeters.