1804 Turban Head Gold $10 Eagle: Plain 4 - Proof - Restrike 

The 1804 Turban Head Gold $10 Eagle is a highly sought-after coin among collectors due to its rarity, historical significance, and intricate design. 

Produced during a time of significant change in American coinage, the Turban Head Eagles reflect the evolving artistic and technological advancements of the early 19th century. 

The "Turban Head" design, also known as the "Capped Bust" design, features Liberty wearing a turban-like headpiece on the obverse, surrounded by stars and the inscription "LIBERTY." 

The reverse depicts a heraldic eagle with outstretched wings, clutching an olive branch and arrows, with a shield on its chest and a ribbon in its beak bearing the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM." 

The "Plain 4" variety of the 1804 Turban Head Gold $10 Eagle refers to the style of the numeral "4" in the date, which appears without any decorative flourishes or embellishments.  

This variety is distinct from other varieties of the 1804 Eagle, which may feature different styles of the numeral "4" or other minor design variations. 

The "Proof" designation indicates that the coin was struck using specially prepared dies and planchets, resulting in a coin with exceptionally sharp details and mirrored surfaces. 

Proof coins were typically struck as presentation pieces or for inclusion in special sets, rather than for circulation, and they are highly prized by collectors for their beauty and rarity. 

The term "Restrike" indicates that the coin was struck at a later date using original dies, but it was not part of the original mintage. Restrikes were often produced to meet collector demand for rare or popular coins, and they can vary in quality and authenticity depending on the circumstances of their production. 

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