1842 Liberty Head $10 Gold Eagle

1842 Liberty Head $10 Gold Eagle

1842 Liberty Head $10 Gold Eagle
1842 Liberty Head $10 Gold Eagle Values

Coin Info

Melt Value
$601.10
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.48375 t oz
Face Value
$10 USD
Mintage
108,907
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1842

1842 Liberty Head $10 gold coins are quite challenging for collectors to track down as they were produced in relatively small quantities, and many of those coins were later melted down or had been lost due to extensive circulation. Liberty Head $10 gold coins were the first $10 denomination coins minted at the United States Mint since 1804, when the Liberty Cap $10 gold coin ceased production.

1842 Liberty Head gold eagle coins, which contain 0.4806 ounces of gold, were designed by Christian Gobrecht. He served as the third chief engraver of the United States Mint. Moreover, Gobrecht was responsible for designing several notable coins of the day, no less the Seated Liberty coinage, which remained in production from the late 1830s into the 1890s.

Here’s a look at the 1842 Liberty Head gold eagle $10 coin mintage and values:

  • 1842 small date, 81,507 minted; $1,000

  • 1842 small date, mintage included above; $1,000

  • 1842-O, 27,400; $1,000

*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20.

Given the scarceness of many pre-1933 U.S. gold coins, such as 1842 $10 eagles, it’s best to only buy them authenticated and certified from reputable third-party coin grading firms. Reputable coin dealers and bullion distributors are the safest sources for “raw” specimens.



1842 Liberty Head $10 Gold Eagle Past Sales & Prices

1842 $10 Small Date NGC AU53 CAC
Sale Price: $1,613.77
Date Sold: January 17, 2016
1842 $10 Small Date NGC AU53 CAC
1842 $10 Large Date PCGS AU50 CAC
Sale Price: $1,329.00
Date Sold: January 17, 2016
1842 $10 Large Date PCGS AU50 CAC
1842-O $10 GOLD VF 35 PCGS 8587.35/8455269
Sale Price: $1,235.00
Date Sold: January 06, 2016
1842-O $10 GOLD VF 35 PCGS 8587.35/8455269
BETTER DATE NGC ABOUT UNCIRCULATED DETAILS 1842-O $10 GOLD EAGLE AU
Sale Price: $1,047.00
Date Sold: September 14, 2015
BETTER DATE NGC ABOUT UNCIRCULATED DETAILS 1842-O $10 GOLD EAGLE AU

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