1901 Liberty Head $10 gold eagles were struck in huge numbers, with more than 4 million struck between the three operating mints that year. However, far fewer 1901 $10 gold coins exist today due to melting and attrition in heavy circulation. These gold coins are sought by coin collectors as well as bullion investors, the latter of whom understand that 1901 gold eagles contain a full 0.4806 ounces of gold. It’s important to note 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 1901 Liberty Head gold eagles:
1901, 1,718,825 minted; $810
1901-O, 72,041; $850
1901-S, 2,812,750; $810
1901 proof; $43,500
*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20 unless otherwise noted.
Christian Gobrecht designed 1901 Liberty Head $10 gold eagles, which are coin type that first came to light in 1838. Gobrecht, who served as the United States Mint’s third chief engraver, designed many coins during his tenure at the U.S. Mint. The most popular, aside from the 1901 Liberty Head $10 gold coins, are Seated Liberty coins, which were made from the late 1830s to the early 1890s.