1865 Liberty Head $10 gold eagles are scarce coins, as relatively few were originally made and fewer still survive today. These beloved old U.S. gold coins were designed by United States Mint Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht, who designed Seated Liberty coinage, which was struck from the late 1830s through early 1890s and remains popular with numismatists nowadays.
1865 $10 gold eagle coins contain 0.4806 ounces of gold and are highly valued by bullion investors for their intrinsic metal content. However, these coins are much more prized as numismatic collectibles and are worth far more than their gold content alone. Here’s a glance at the 1865 Liberty Head gold eagle $10 coin mintage figures and values:
1865, 4,005 minted; $950
1865-S, 16,700; $1,750
1865 over inverted “186”; mintage included above; $1,300
*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20.
The 1865 over inverted “186” is an interesting variety for which some collectors vie, though the overall scarceness of 1865 gold eagle coins in general keep numismatists on their collective toes and provide plenty of challenges. It should be noted that the mintage figures above are actually much higher than the number of currently existing specimens of those issues. This is widely the case for all pre-1933 U.S. gold coins, which have been melted in huge numbers over the years.