1884 Liberty Head $10 Gold Eagle
1884 Liberty Head $10 gold eagles were struck in small quantities, meaning they are now rather difficult for coin collectors to find these days. These classic U.S. gold coins were designed by Christian Gobrecht, who served as the third chief engraver of the United States Mint. Gobrecht helmed the production of several new coin designs during his tenure, most notably the Seated Liberty coinage, which spanned from the late 1830s to the early 1890s.
1884 $10 gold eagle coins contain 0.4806 ounces of gold, but they are certainly much more valuable as numismatic treasures than simply bullion coins. Here’s a look at the mintages and values of the 1884 Liberty Head gold eagle $10 coin:
1884, 76,905; $1,070
1884-CC, 9,925; $1,768
1884-S, 124,250; $1,070
1884 proof; $53,000
*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20 unless otherwise stated.
The mintages listed above are much higher than the population surviving today, and therefore 1884 gold eagles are quite scarce. The 1884-CC is especially difficult, though that’s to be expected with Carson City coinage. Across the board, all pre-1933 U.S. gold coins are scarce, and many pieces have been counterfeited. That’s one reason it’s best to buy certified specimens of 1884 Liberty Head gold eagle coins whenever possible.