Large numbers of 1892 Liberty Head $10 gold eagles were made, but as is usually the case with gold coins, have become much rarer over the years since. Christian Gobrecht designed the Liberty Head gold eagle, which was first struck in 1838. Additionally, the third chief engraver of the United States Mint has also designed Seated Liberty coinage, largely produced from the late 1830s to the early 1890s.
1892 $10 gold eagle coins contain 0.4806 ounces of gold, but they are worth much more as numismatic collectibles. Here’s an overview of the mintages and values of the 1892 Liberty Head gold eagles:
1892, 797,552 minted; $810
1892-CC, 40,000; $1,100
1892-O, 28,688; $875
1892-S, 115,500; $850
1892 proof; $48,000
*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20 unless otherwise noted.
While more 1892 Carson City eagles were struck than New Orleans coins, the 1892-CC $10 gold coin is actually more valuable because fewer pieces of that issue now exist than of the other coins. In general, published mintages of most pre-1933 U.S. gold coins are actually much higher than modern-day populations. That’s one important reason it’s best to buy certified specimens of 1892 $10 eagle gold coins and other old gold coins whenever possible, since many counterfeit gold coins have been made. Buyers who insist on purchasing “raw,” or unslabbed pre-1933 U.S. gold coins are best advised to seek a trusted coin dealer.