1875 Liberty Head $10 gold eagles are remarkably scarce coins, with relatively few specimens surviving today as compared to the number that were originally produced. These classic old U.S. gold coins were designed by United States Mint Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht. While Gobrecht is 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.
1875 $10 gold eagle coins contain 0.4806 ounces of gold, but they are much more important as numismatic treasures than simply bullion coins. Here’s a look at the values and mintages of the 1875 Liberty Head gold eagle $10 coin:
1875, 120 minted as proofs; $110,000
1875-CC, 7,715; $4,250
*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20.
The mintage figures above are much higher than the number of existing specimens. The 1875 $10 gold eagle proof exists in tiny numbers, with perhaps a dozen or so remaining, and only 120 or so 1875-CC $10 gold eagles survive. As such, 1875 $10 eagle gold coins (no less, all other pre-1933 U.S. gold coins) should be considered scarce, and collectors are best advised to buy only certified specimens of these coins. For those who insist on buying “raw,” or unslabbed, 1875 $10 gold eagles, their best bet is to purchase those pieces only from reputable coin dealers.