1872 Liberty Head $10 gold eagles are scarce coins, with few surviving specimens today as compared to the number that were originally produced. These popular, old U.S. gold coins were designed by United States Mint Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht. While well known for his role behind Liberty Head eagle gold coins, which were first minted in 1838, he is also widely recognized for designing Seated Liberty coinage. Seated Liberty coins were generally struck from the late 1830s through early 1890s and are considered a classic with numismatists nowadays.
1872 $10 gold eagle coins contain 0.4806 ounces of gold, though these beloved gold coins are much more important as numismatic treasures than simply bullion coins.
Here’s an overview of the values and mintages of the 1872 Liberty Head gold eagle $10 coin:
1872, 1,650; $2,400
1872-CC, 4,600; $5,250
1872-S, 17,300; $900
1872 proof, $90,000
*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20 unless otherwise noted.
The production figures listed above are substantially higher than the number of surviving specimens today, especially in the case of the 1872-CC eagle, which survives only by the dozens. Therefore, these coins are quite scarce and should only be purchased certified by reputable third-party coin graders. Those who wish to buy “raw” 1872 $10 gold eagle coins should only buy them from trusted coin dealers or gold distributors.