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Liberty Head (1838 - 1907)

Liberty Head (1838 - 1907)
1838 - 1866 | 1866 - 1907

Variety 1 - No Motto above Eagle (1838 - 1866)

In 1838, the weight and diameter of the eagle were reduced and the obverse and reverse were redesigned. Liberty now faces left and the word LIBERTY is placed on the coronet. A more natural-appearing eagle is used on the reverse. The value, TEN D., is shown for the first time on this denomination.

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1838 - 1866
    Designer: Christian Gobrecht
    Weight: 16.718 grams
    Diameter:27 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 gold, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: reeded
    Metal Oz: 0.48375
    Melt Value (gold): $632.45

Varitey 2 - Motto above Eagle (1866 - 1907)

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1866 - 1907
    Designer: Christian Gobrecht
    Weight: 16.718 grams
    Diameter:27 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 gold, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: reeded
    Metal Oz: 0.48375
    Melt Value (gold): $632.45
Grade Price Guide
Circ|MS|PF
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • F-12 Fine. Fine.
  • VF-20 Very Fine. Very Fine. Hair lines above coronet partly worn. Curls under ear worn but defined.
  • EF-40 Extremely Fine. Extremely Fine. Small amount of wear on top of hair and below L in LIBERTY. Wear evident on wing tips and neck of eagle.
  • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated. Trace of wear on tip of coronet and hair above eye.
  • AU-55 Choice About Uncirculated. Choice About Uncirculated. Evidence of friction on design high points. Some of original mint luster present.
  • AU-58 Choice AU. Choice AU.
  • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated. No trace of wear. Light blemishes.
  • MS-62 Choice Unc.. Choice Unc..
  • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated. Some distracting contact marks or blemishes in prime focal areas. Impaired luster possible.
  • MS-64 Very Choice Unc.. Very Choice Unc..
  • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
  • PF-60 PF-60. PF-60.
  • PF-63 Choice Proof. Choice Proof. Attractive reflective surfaces with only a few blemishes in secondary focal places. No major flaws.
  • PF-64 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • 1846O
  • 81,780
    • 1849
    • 653,618
      • 1850
      • 291,451
        • 1853
        • 1,261,326
          • 1853O

            1853O

            Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1853O
            Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1853O
            Mintmark is on reverse, below eagle.
          • 51,000
          • 1854O
          • 52,500
            • 1854
            • 123,826
              • 1865
              • 16,700
                • Description
                • Mintage
                • F-12 Fine. Fine.
                • VF-20 Very Fine. Very Fine. Half of hair lines over coronet visible. Curls under ear worn but defined. IN GOD WE TRUST and its ribbon sharp.
                • EF-40 Extremely Fine. Extremely Fine. Small amount of wear on top of hair and below L in LIBERTY. Wear evident on wing tips and neck of eagle.
                • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated. Trace of wear on hair above eye and on coronet.
                • AU-55 Choice About Uncirculated. Choice About Uncirculated. Evidence of friction on design high points. Some of original mint luster present.
                • AU-58 Choice AU. Choice AU.
                • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated. No trace of wear. Light blemishes.
                • MS-62 Choice Unc.. Choice Unc..
                • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated. Some distracting contact marks or blemishes in prime focal areas. Impaired luster possible.
                • MS-64 Very Choice Unc.. Very Choice Unc..
                • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
                • PF-60 PF-60. PF-60.
                • PF-63 Choice Proof. Choice Proof. Reflective surfaces with only a few blemishes in secondary focal areas. No major flaws.
                • PF-64 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
                • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
                • 1880

                  1880

                  Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1880
                  Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1880
                • 1,644,840
                • 1881

                  1881

                  Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1881
                  Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1881
                • 3,877,220
                • 1882

                  1882

                  Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1882
                  Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1882
                • 2,324,440
                • 1883
                • 38,000
                  • 1886S

                    1886S

                    Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1886S
                    Mint mark is on reverse, below eagle.
                    Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1886S
                    Mint mark is on reverse, below eagle.
                  • 826,000
                  • 1889S
                  • 425,400
                    • 1891
                    • 103,732
                      • 1892
                      • 40,000
                        • 1893

                          1893

                          Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1893
                          Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1893
                        • 1,840,840
                        • 1894

                          1894

                          Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1894
                          Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1894
                        • 2,470,735
                        • 1897

                          1897

                          Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1897
                          Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1897
                        • 1,000,090
                        • 1899

                          1899

                          Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1899
                          Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1899
                        • 1,262,219
                        • 1901

                          1901

                          Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1901
                          Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1901
                        • 1,718,740
                        • 1907

                          1907

                          Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1907
                          Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1907
                        • 1,203,899
                        • Description
                        • Mintage
                        • F-12
                        • VF-20
                        • EF-40
                        • AU-50
                        • AU-55
                        • AU-58
                        • MS-60
                        • MS-62
                        • MS-63
                        • MS-64
                        • MS-65
                        • PF-60
                        • PF-63
                        • PF-64
                        • PF-65
                        • 1846O
                        • 81,780
                          • 1849
                          • 653,618
                            • 1850
                            • 291,451
                              • 1853
                              • 1,261,326
                                • 1853O

                                  1853O

                                  Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1853O
                                  Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1853O
                                  Mintmark is on reverse, below eagle.
                                • 51,000
                                • 1854O
                                • 52,500
                                  • 1854
                                  • 123,826
                                    • 1865
                                    • 16,700
                                      • 1880

                                        1880

                                        Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1880
                                        Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1880
                                      • 1,644,840
                                      • 1881

                                        1881

                                        Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1881
                                        Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1881
                                      • 3,877,220
                                      • 1882

                                        1882

                                        Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1882
                                        Eagles Liberty Head (1838 - 1907) 1882
                                      • 2,324,440