1839 $10 Gold Eagle Coin History and Key Details

By: Mobin

The 1839 no motto $10 gold eagle coin marked the debut release of the classic early gold eagle series. 


Just 7,200 pieces with the 1839 date were minted, making it a condition rarity with high demand from collectors.

Low Mintage

The 1839 gold eagles are "No Motto" coins minted before the addition of "In God We Trust" to the reverse in 1866.

No Motto 

The iconic early Liberty Head gold eagle design by Christian Gobrecht was used from 1838 to 1907. 

Liberty Head

The 1839 $10 gold coin has an estimated surviving population of only 100-125 pieces, rating it as R.7 on the Sheldon Rarity Scal

Rarity Scale  

Condition and grading have a huge impact on an 1839 eagle's market value, with Mint State examples worth over $100k.  

Grading Impact

An NGC MS62 1839 $10 gold eagle sold for a record $129,250 in a 2018 public auction of rare coins.

 Record Sale

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