1876 Liberty Head $10 gold eagles are scarce coins, with relatively few specimens surviving today as compared to the number that were originally made. These classic old U.S. gold coins were designed by United States Mint Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht, who oversaw the production of several new coin designs during his tenure, including Seated Liberty coinage. Seated Liberty coins were generally struck from the late 1830s through early 1890s and are considered a classic with numismatists nowadays.
1876 $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 1876 Liberty Head gold eagle $10 coin:
1876, 732 minted; $4,000
1876-CC, 4,696; $3,900
1876-S, 5,000; $1,300
*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20.
The mintage figures above are substantially higher than the number of existing specimens. Therefore, 1876 $10 eagle gold coins and 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 want to buy “raw,” or unslabbed, 1876 $10 gold eagles, their best bet is to purchase those pieces only from reputable coin dealers.