The 1878 CC $10 features a left-facing bust of Liberty wearing a coronet with the motto "In God We Trust" above.
This rare gold piece was struck at the famed Carson City Mint in Nevada, now a museum. The CC mint mark appears below the eagle.
The Coronet $10 Gold Eagle design was created by US Mint Engraver Christian Gobrecht and minted from 1838-1907.
These large gold coins contained nearly a full ounce of pure gold, giving them high intrinsic value.
The diameter was 27mm across and each coin had weight of 16.72 grams.
Only 3,244 of these 1878 Carson City eagles were made, making them a prized rarity.
Most survive in circulated grades through AU-50 condition. Mint state examples are very scarce.