1843 Liberty Head $10 gold coins are difficult for collectors to find as they were produced in small quantities and many of those coins were melted down or have long since been lost due to heavy circulation. Liberty Head $10 gold eagles contain 0.4806 ounces of gold and were the first $10 gold coins made at the United States Mint since 1804, which was when the Liberty Cap $10 gold coin saw its last year of production.
Third Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, Christian Gobrecht, designed 1843 Liberty Head $10 gold eagles. He was also the same person who designed Seated Liberty coinage, which was produced from the late 1830s through early 1890s.
Here’s a rundown of the 1843 Liberty Head gold eagle $10 coin mintage and values:
1843, 75,462; $1,000
1843-O, 145,162; $1,000
*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20.
Given the scarceness of many pre-1933 U.S. gold coins, such as 1843 $10 eagles, it’s best to only buy them authenticated and certified from reputable third-party coin grading firms. “Raw” specimens are best purchased from reputable coin dealers or bullion distributors.