Prior to 1933, the United States Mint issued gold coins for use in circulation. The longest-running coin series in US history was known as the Gold Eagle, issued by the mint from 1795 to 1933 when the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt called an end to the gold standard and ceased issuing gold coins.
The Gold Eagle was the name for a $10 (USD) circulation gold coin issued by the United States Mint. The series was the most prominent circulation coin from the US Mint when it opened in 1795 and eventually evolved to include various other denominations. Each one was named based upon its face value in comparison to the Gold Eagle.