As per the Mint Act of 1792, the eagle was established as the largest denomination with a value of ten dollars. The composition was specified as .9167 gold and .8333 silver and copper. Robert Scot was the designer of the obverse and both reverse designs of the series.
The Capped Bust Eagle has a standard diameter of 33 mm and all coins are struck with a reeded edge. Notably, the denomination does not appear anywhere on the coin or its edge. Said to weigh 17.50 grams (270 grains) some variation is possible. Because of this, Mint-made adjustment marks are also frequently encountered, and often are prominent on both sides. While not having any influence on its value, early eagles without adjustment marks or barely noticeable adjustment marks are usually preferred by advanced specialists. Most pieces are well struck, although some weakness is usually noted at the centers.
Designer: Robert Scot
Denomination: Eagle (Ten Dollars)
Weight: 17.5 grams
Composition: 91.67% gold, 8.33% silver
Diameter: 33 mm