1854 Liberty Head $10 Gold Eagle
1854 Liberty Head $10 gold coins are difficult coins to track down due to their overall scarceness. These popular U.S. gold coins were designed by the third chief engraver of the United States Mint Christian Gobrecht. In addition to designing 1854 Liberty Head eagles coins, Gobrecht also designed Seated Liberty coinage, which was made generally from the late 1830s through early 1890s and remains popular with numismatists nowadays. 1854 $10 eagles contain 0.4806 ounces of gold. These coins are valued for their intrinsic gold content, but they are also highly prized as numismatic collectibles and are worth much more than their gold value alone.
One major milestone marked by the production of 1854 gold eagles is the first issuance of San Francisco (S) mint $10 coins. Here’s a look at the 1854 Liberty Head gold eagle $10 coin mintage figures and values:
1854, 54,250 minted; $1,140
1854-O small date, 52,500; $1,276
1854-O large date, mintage included above; $1,276
1854-S, 123,826; $1,276
*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20.
The mintage figures listed above are significantly higher than the existing populations of the various 1854 gold eagle issues. This is a rather common situation with many pre-1933 U.S. gold coins, due to melting and loss through heavy circulation. As many pre-1933 U.S. gold coins are quite scarce, including 1854 $10 eagles, it’s recommended that they are purchased as certified pieces from reputable third-party coin grading firms.