The obverse side of an écu of James V of Scotland, a Scotch gold coin also called a crown.

Écu, Obverse

The obverse side of an écu of James V of Scotland, a Scotch gold coin also called a crown.

The obverse side of the écu d'or of Charles VI, king of France.

Écu, Obverse

The obverse side of the écu d'or of Charles VI, king of France.

The reverse side of an écu of James V of Scotland, a Scotch gold coin also called a crown.

Écu, Reverse

The reverse side of an écu of James V of Scotland, a Scotch gold coin also called a crown.

The reverse side of the écu d'or of Charles VI, king of France.

Écu, Reverse

The reverse side of the écu d'or of Charles VI, king of France.

"An italian gold coin, weighing from 30 to 40 grains, issued in the thirteenth century by emperor Frederick II."-Whitney, 1902.

Augustal

"An italian gold coin, weighing from 30 to 40 grains, issued in the thirteenth century by emperor Frederick…

"Gold appears not to have been coined at Athens till the time of the Macedonian empire, with the exception a solitary issue of a debased coinage in 407. But from a very early period the Asian nations, and he Greek cities of Asia Minor and the adjacent islands, possessed a gold coinage, which was more or less current in Greece. Herodotus says that the Lydians were the first who coined gold; and the stater of Croesus appears to have been the earliest gold coin known to the Greeks. The dario was a Persian coin. Staters of Cyzicus and Phocaea had a considerable currency in Greece. There was a gold coinage in Samos as early as the time of Polycrates." — Smith, 1873

Aurum

"Gold appears not to have been coined at Athens till the time of the Macedonian empire, with the exception…

Double Eagle ($20.00) United States coin from 1849. Obverse has a left-facing image of Liberty wearing a coronet inscribed with LIBERTY and is surrounded by 13 equally-spaced stars. Reverse shows an heraldic eagle holding arrows its left talon and an olive branch in it right. Within the ornamental scroll is inscribed E PLURIBUS UNUM and above the image is a circle of 13 stars and rays, inscription surrounding image - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TWENTY D.

Gold Double Eagle Coin, 1849

Double Eagle ($20.00) United States coin from 1849. Obverse has a left-facing image of Liberty wearing…

Eagle ($10.00) United States coin from 1795. Obverse has a right-facing image of Liberty wearing a cap with LIBERTY inscribed above, fifteen stars - 5 facing. Reverse shows an eagle on an olive branch, holding an olive wreath in its beak. Inscription surrounding figure - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Gold Eagle Coin, 1795

Eagle ($10.00) United States coin from 1795. Obverse has a right-facing image of Liberty wearing a cap…

Eagle ($10.00) United States coin from 1838. Obverse has a left-facing image of Liberty wearing a coronet inscribed with LIBERTY and is surrounded by 13 equally-spaced stars. Reverse shows an eagle with shield, without motto, holding a bundle of arrows and an olive branch in its talons, inscription surrounding image - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Gold Eagle Coin, 1838

Eagle ($10.00) United States coin from 1838. Obverse has a left-facing image of Liberty wearing a coronet…

Half Eagle ($5.00) United States coin from 1795. Obverse has a right-facing image of Liberty wearing a cap with LIBERTY inscribed above head. Reverse shows an eagle on olive branch in a plain field holding a laurel wreath in its beak with its head turned to the right.

Gold Half Eagle Coin, 1795

Half Eagle ($5.00) United States coin from 1795. Obverse has a right-facing image of Liberty wearing…

Half Eagle ($5.00) United States coin from 1807. Obverse has a left-facing image of Liberty wearing a turban-shaped cap with 13 stars - 7 facing. Reverse shows an eagle and shield with the eagle holding arrows in its left talon and an olive branch in it right. E PLURIBUS UNUM on a banner above the eagle.

Gold Half Eagle Coin, 1807

Half Eagle ($5.00) United States coin from 1807. Obverse has a left-facing image of Liberty wearing…

Quarter Eagle ($2.50) United States coin from 1796. Obverse has a right-facing image of Liberty wearing a triangular cap. Reverse shows an heraldic eagle with U.S. shield holding a bundle of arrows and an olive branch in its talons.

Gold Quarter Eagle Coin, 1796

Quarter Eagle ($2.50) United States coin from 1796. Obverse has a right-facing image of Liberty wearing…

Quarter Eagle ($2.50) United States coin from 1803. Obverse has a right-facing image of Liberty wearing a turban-shaped cap surrounded by 13 equally-spaced stars. Reverse shows an eagle with U.S. shield holding a bundle of arrows in its right talon and an olive branch in its left.

Gold Quarter Eagle Coin, 1803

Quarter Eagle ($2.50) United States coin from 1803. Obverse has a right-facing image of Liberty wearing…

Three Dollars ($3.00) United States coin from 1854. Obverse has a left-facing indian head with a coronet of feathers and band inscribed LIBERTY. Reverse shows the value and date in a wreath of cereals tied with a ribbon in a bow.

Gold Three Dollars Coin, 1854

Three Dollars ($3.00) United States coin from 1854. Obverse has a left-facing indian head with a coronet…

"Obverse. George-noble of Henry VIII. GEORGE-NOBLE. An English gold coin of the reign of Henry VIII., worth at the time 6s. 8d. The name George (derived from the figure of St. George on the obverse of the coin) was given it to distinguish it from the earlier English gold coins named nobles." -Whitney, 1911

Obverse Side of George-Noble

"Obverse. George-noble of Henry VIII. GEORGE-NOBLE. An English gold coin of the reign of Henry VIII.,…

"Reverse. George-noble of Henry VIII. GEORGE-NOBLE. An English gold coin of the reign of Henry VIII., worth at the time 6s. 8d. The name George (derived from the figure of St. George on the obverse of the coin) was given it to distinguish it from the earlier English gold coins named nobles." -Whitney, 1911

Reverse Side of George-Noble

"Reverse. George-noble of Henry VIII. GEORGE-NOBLE. An English gold coin of the reign of Henry VIII.,…

"Guinea of Charles II., 1663. GUINEA. An English gold coin, of the value of 21 shillings, first issued by Charles II. in 1663, and by his successors till 1813, since which year it has not been coined." -Whitney, 1911

Guinea

"Guinea of Charles II., 1663. GUINEA. An English gold coin, of the value of 21 shillings, first issued…

"Bezant, Or. BESANT, or BEZANT. Gold coin of Byzantium; when they appear in a coat of arms their colour is not described: a besant is always or." -Hall, 1862

Roundlet Bezant

"Bezant, Or. BESANT, or BEZANT. Gold coin of Byzantium; when they appear in a coat of arms their colour…