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American eagle coin: a rare US coin

Authorized to be coined, Act of April 2, 1792. Weight, 270 grains; fineness, 916 2/3. Weight changed, Act of June 28, 1834, to 258 grains. Fineness changed, Act of June 28, 1834, to 899.225. Fineness changed, Act of January 18, 1837, to 900.

Rare early coins of the U.S. mint

1795. Obverse: Liberty head, wearing a cap, facing right. Fifteen stars. Above, "LIBERTY;" beneath, "1795," size, 21.

Reverse: An eagle with displayed wings, standing on a palm branch; in beak, a laurel wreath. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."

1796. Same, with sixteen stars.
1797. No. 1. Same, with sixteen stars.
1797. No. 2. Obverse: Same, with sixteen stars.

Reverse: An eagle with the United States shield upon its breast, a bundle of arrows in the right talon, and an olive branch in the left; in its beak, a scroll inscribed "E PLURIBUS UNUM." Around the head are sixteen stars; above, is a curved line of clouds extending from wing to wing. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."

Rare early coins of the U.S. mint

1798 to 1801, inclusive. Same, with thirteen stars on the obverse. Of 1798, two varieties with four stars facing.

1802. None issued.
1803 and 1804. Same as No. 2 of 1797. Thirteen stars.
1805 to 1837, inclusive. None issued.
1838 to 1865, inclusive. Obverse: Liberty head facing left, hair tied behind, a coronet on the forehead inscribed "LIBERTY," thirteen stars, and late.

Reverse: An eagle with the United States shield upon its breast, and an olive branch and three arrows in the talons. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." Size, 17.

1866. Same, with a scroll above the eagle inscribed "IN GOD WE TRUST."