1861 Liberty Head $10 Gold Eagle
1861 Liberty Head $10 gold eagles are scarce coins, as relatively few pieces were originally made. These classic U.S. gold coins were designed by Christian Gobrecht, who was the third individual to serve the United States Mint. In addition to creating the design on 1861 Liberty Head eagles coins, Gobrecht designed Seated Liberty coinage, which was made from the late 1830s through early 1890s and remains popular with numismatists nowadays.
1861 $10 gold eagle coins contain 0.4806 ounces of gold. While these coins are valued for their intrinsic gold content, they are also highly prized as numismatic collectibles and are worth considerably more than their gold value alone. Here’s a breakdown of the 1861 Liberty Head gold eagle $10 coin mintage figures and values:
1861, 113,233; $1,140
1861-S, 15,500; $3,831
*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20.
While the mintage figures above may seem quite large, especially in the case of the Philadelphia issue, bear in mind that virtually all mintage figures for any pre-1933 U.S. gold coins are much higher than the number of pieces for any given date that exist today. Because of the overall scarceness of many pre-1933 U.S. gold coins, such as 1861 $10 gold eagles, it’s recommended that they are purchased as certified pieces from reputable third-party coin grading firms.