Gold Liberty Heads

Liberty Head Eagle Coins



Gold Liberty head Eagles are a historic US Gold coin struck from the 1830s through to 1907. Production halted because the US changed its Eagle design in a modernisation attempt which gave way to the Indian Head Eagles which completely rebranded the US Gold Eagles

The Liberty Head Gold Eagles once functioned as currency in the US, making many of the examples we see in the UK secondary market in circulated condition. This type was struck in $2.50, $5 and $10 denominations with each being a 90% Gold, 10% copper alloy

1839 was the year that saw the first of the modern Liberty Head designs on the half Eagle. The coin's total mass is 8.36 grams of which 7.53 grams is pure Gold. The 10 Dollar is the Gold Eagle and weighs 16.71 grams of .900 fineness, giving exactly 15.04 grams of Gold per Eagle

The thirteen stars displayed on the piece represent the original thirteen British colonies on the USA's East coast that achieved independence in 1776. The US Gold Double Eagle coin received its name by being twice the size of a traditional Gold Eagle, with a total of 30.087 grams of pure Gold

 
$2.50 Liberty Head

Liberty $2.50 Quarter Eagle



 

These Gold Eagles get their name from Lady Liberty which is displayed on the obverse of the coin. Unlike the newer Indian Head Eagles, the Liberty Head denominations each have the same design. The iconic design features Liberty wearing a coronet

This widely circulated coin contains 0.12094oz of Gold, making it much more valuable than its face value of $2.50 which was its value at the time. This design which featured on the Liberty Head Quarter Eagle was remained unchanged for 67 years, this holds the record as being the longest design on any American Gold coin

All $2.50 Quarter Eagles were minted within the US, namely at mints such as Philadelphia, San Francisco, and New Orleans. The smaller $2.50 Liberty Head Eagles are popular types, their smaller size makes them more accessible for investors

 
$5 Liberty Head

Liberty $5 Half Eagle



 

Gold Liberty Head Half Eagle coins were struck in 1839 to 1908. Although the coin looks the same as the $2.50 and $10 denominations, it is unique in the sense that it was the only US coin to be minted at all seven US Mints, these being New Orleans, Philadelphia, Carson City, Dahlonega, Charlotte, San Francisco and Denver

There are actually two versions of the Gold half Eagle. This includes the extremely rare “No Motto” version that was produced between 1839-1865 whilst a more common version “With Motto” was struck between 1866-1908. President Roosevelt's issued Executive Order 6102 published in 1933 which recalled Gold coinage from the public led to this coins being much scarcer than they otherwise would have been

$10 Liberty Head

Liberty $10 Eagle



 

The $10 Liberty Head coin was first issued in 1838 to replace the earlier $10 Capped Bust design which had been functioning as currency since 1804. The Liberty Head Eagle was a popular design and was issued by the US Mint for 69 years. The design of the Gold $10 saw some tinkering over the period of issue. From 1866 "In God We Trust" was added to the reverse of the coin

The Gold $10 Liberty head Eagle functioned as currency in the US, many of these coins would have been struck from Gold mined by the California Gold Rush of the 1850s. The coin was eventually replaced by the Indian Head Eagle coins in 1907 before being phased out in 1933 due to the executive order prohibiting the hoarding of Gold coinage. All holders of coins were ordered to turn in their Gold coins in exchange for paper dollars