The United States has issued commemorative coinage over the course of more than 125 years dating back to 1892. The first of these commemorative coins was one honoring the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ voyage across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain to the New World. Today, $10 US Mint Commemorative Gold Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in protective plastic flips!
- $10 denominations first issued in 1984!
- Design can vary.
- Contains .4838 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- The face value of $10 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- On the obverse are various designs.
- The reverse side of these coins includes the US seal with American bald eagle.
- Coins available are in BU condition or proof specimens.
From 1892 onward, the US Mint issued commemorative coins largely to mark special occasions or moments in history. Gold coin production in the United States ceased entirely in 1933 and did not resume in full until 1986 when the gold bullion American Eagle coins were issued. However, there were commemorative coins available two years earlier.
The first $10 US Mint Commemorative Gold Coins issued by the United States Mint came in 1984 to celebrate the 1984 Summer Olympic Games hosted by the city of Los Angeles, California. The United States issues $10 (USD) coinage that is considered legal tender, but the coins are not intended for circulation use.
One common obverse design available on $10 US Mint Commemorative Gold Coins is that of two runners carrying the Olympic torch in advance of the Summer Games held in Los Angeles. Engravings on these particular coins included the word “Liberty,” the Olympic rings, and the Roman numerals denoting the number for the games.
The reverse of $10 US Mint Commemorative Gold Coins available in this listing includes the same reverse design. The coins have the seal of the United States of America, a bald eagle with its wings spread. The bird clutches a ribbon in its mouth with the words “E Pluribus Unum” emblazoned upon it. The eagle clutches the olive branch of peace in its right talon and the arrows of war in its left.
$10 US Mint Commemorative Gold Coins feature 22-karat gold content and are produced by varying mints in the United States Mint system. Founded in 1792, the modern United States Mint consists of four locations: San Francisco Mint, Denver Mint, Philadelphia Mint, and West Point Mint.
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