1893 Liberty Head $10 gold eagles were made in huge numbers, especially in the case of the Philadelphia mint, which struck nearly 2 million gold eagles in 1893. However, these coins are much scarcer today. These classic U.S. gold coins were designed by Christian Gobrecht, who served as the third chief engraver of the United States Mint and designed several coins during his tenure at the U.S. Mint. Most popular among these Gobrecht coin designs is Seated Liberty coinage, which was made during a time span ranging from the late 1830s to the early 1890s.
1893 $10 gold eagle coins contain 0.4806 ounces of gold, but they are numismatic collectibles and are worth much more than their bullion value alone. Here’s a glance at the mintages and values of the 1893 Liberty Head gold eagles:
1893, 1,840,895 minted; $810
1893-CC, 14,000; $1,100
1893-O, 17,000; $850
1893-S, 141,350; $850
1893 proof; $46,000
*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20 unless otherwise noted.
The mintage figures listed above are significantly greater than the number of any given 1893 $10 gold coin today. This is actually a situation that affects virtually all pre-1933 U.S. gold coins, which were later melted in huge numbers. That’s one major reason it’s advisable to buy certified specimens of 1893 $10 eagle gold coins and other old gold coins whenever possible, as many counterfeit gold coins have been made.