The 1841-O Liberty Head Gold Eagle (Buy on eBay) was the first issue of the denomination to be struck at the New Orleans Mint. It also ranks as one of the rarest eagles produced in New Orleans and the single rarest in high grade. The mintage was only 2,500 pieces, which circulated heavily.
Approximately 50 pieces are still believed to exist, with the finest known example graded AU-58. A handful of pieces have been graded AU-55 and these have made public auction appearances on occasion. The most recent sale occurred for an example graded PCGS AU-55, which sold for $66,000 in 2018.
- Designer: Christian Gobrecht
- Composition: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
- Weight: 16.718 grams
- Diameter: 27 mm
- Edge: Reeded