1895 Liberty Head $10 gold eagles were made in substantial numbers, though fewer were made during that year than most other years during the decade of the 1890s. These coins are much scarcer still today. Designed by Christian Gobrecht, who served as the third chief engraver of the United States Mint, the 1895 Liberty Head gold eagle is a beautiful coin that collectors love. Gobrecht designed many other coins during his tenure at the U.S. Mint, most notably Seated Liberty coinage, which was struck during the late 1830s through early 1890s.
1895 $10 gold eagle coins contain 0.4806 ounces of gold, but are numismatic collectibles and therefore worth much more than their bullion value alone. Here’s a look at the mintages and values of the 1895 Liberty Head gold eagles:
1895, 567,826 minted; $810
1895-O, 98,000; $850
1895-S, 49,000; $850
1895 proof; $43,500
*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20 unless otherwise noted.
1895 Liberty Head gold eagles are much scarcer than the above mintage figures would suggest due to melting. This is a situation that affects virtually all pre-1933 U.S. gold coins, which have been melted down in large numbers or have been lost due to attrition through heavy circulation. That’s one reason it’s advisable to buy certified specimens of 1895 $10 eagle gold coins and other old gold coins whenever possible, as many counterfeit gold coins have been made.