This $10 gold coin was part of three coin designs minted to commemorate the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. The other two coins were silver dollars. This coin was the first U.S. commemorative gold coin to be issued in over 50 years.
The obverse (heads) side of the coin features two Olympians running while holding a torch with the Olympic rings to the left with “LOS ANGELES” written above the rings. The word “LIBERTY” curves around the top and “OLYMPIAD XXIII” is inscribed at the bottom. The words “IN GOD WE TRUST” and the year 1984 are to the right of the runners. The obverse side also features a “W” to mark that it was minted at the West Point facility.
The reverse (tails) side of the coin features the Great Seal of the United States - a heraldic eagle with an olive branch in its left talons and a bundle of arrows in its right talons and 13 stars above it. The eagle is holding a banner in its beak with the phrase “E PLURIBUS UNUM”. The words “TEN DOLLARS” are curved at the bottom with “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” curved around the top of the coin.
This collector's item was graded by NGC as PF69 Ultra Cameo.
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