1862 Liberty Head $10 Gold Eagle
1862 Liberty Head $10 gold eagles are considerably scarce coins since relatively few were made. These classic U.S. gold coins were designed by Christian Gobrecht, who was the United States Mint’s third chief engraver. In addition to designing the 1862 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.
1862 $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 much more than their gold value alone. Here’s an overview of the 1862 Liberty Head gold eagle $10 coin mintage figures and values:
1862, 10,995; $3,263
1862-S, 12,500; $2,797
*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20.
It should be noted that the mintage figures above are actually much higher than the number of currently existing specimens of either issue. That is the case for virtually all pre-1933 U.S. gold coins, which have been melted or otherwise destroyed at very in very high numbers. Because of the overall scarceness of many pre-1933 U.S. gold coins, such as 1862 $10 eagles, it’s recommended that they are purchased as certified pieces from reputable third-party coin grading firms.