1899 Liberty Head $10 gold eagles were struck in huge numbers, though far fewer exist today due to melting. These gold coins are sought by coin collectors as well as bullion investors, the latter of whom like that 1899 gold eagles contain a full 0.4806 ounces of gold. It should be noted that all pre-1933 U.S. gold coins are worth more than bullion value as collectible coins and are also much scarcer than their published mintage figures, listed below, may indicate.
Here’s a rundown of the mintages and values of the 1899 Liberty Head gold eagles:
1899, 1,262,305 minted; $810
1899-O, 37,047; $850
1899-S, 841,000; $810
1899 proof; $43,500
*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20 unless otherwise noted.
Christian Gobrecht designed 1899 Liberty Head $10 gold eagles, a coin type that was first released in 1838. Gobrecht, who served as the third chief engraver of the United States Mint, designed several coins during his tenure at the U.S. Mint. The most popular of these, aside from the 1899 Liberty Head $10 gold coins, is Seated Liberty coinage, which was struck during a time span ranging from the late 1830s to the early 1890s.