The year 1795 was a pivotal one in our nation’s history. Our forefathers were still establishing the government of the United States. George Washington submitted the Jay Treaty to the Senate; the 11th amendment to the Constitution was ratified; and it was also the first year the U.S. Mint struck gold coins. Owning any item from this time period is exciting. Owning one of the first $10 gold coins ever struck by the mint is incredibly exciting and lucrative. Recently, Bellevue Rare Coins acquired one of them, a 1795 $10 Gold Eagle in immaculate condition.
On the reverse side of the coin, an eagle clutching a branch with its claws is shown. There are two variations of the 1795 $10 Gold Eagle. On the more common (but still very rare) version, the branch has 13 leaves. In the other extremely rare version, the branch has only nine leaves.
The coin Bellevue Rare Coins has on display is the thirteen-leaf version. Though slightly more common than its nine-leaf counterpart, it’s still worth well over a $100,000. The nine-leaf versions, if kept in good condition, are worth more than $1,000,000.
Only an estimated 400–500 of these coins exist today. This includes coins in all conditions, including the very damaged ones. The Professional Coin Grading Service gave Bellevue Rare Coins’ $10 Gold Eagle a high rating of AU 58, which means the coin shows “Full detail with only slight friction on high points.”
With so few of these coins in existence, it’s an honor just to display this coin, let alone own it. And since this piece is in such good condition, it makes viewing it even more exciting. So come into Bellevue Rare Coins and see a piece of U.S. history in all its glory.
Bellevue Rare Coins specializes in gold buying and dealing in rare coins. We are a family-owned business located in Bellevue and Lynnwood. We also buy and sell silver, diamonds, currency and jewelry. Visit us for a free evaluation.