1901-S $10 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $10 1838-1907

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
8749
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Weight:
16.70 grams
Mintage:
2,812,750
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 113,750 R-1.9 117 / 117 183 / 183
60 or Better 103,000 R-1.9 98 / 117 151 / 183
65 or Better 4,375 R-4.1 48 / 117 57 / 183
Survival Estimate
All Grades 113,750
60 or Better 103,000
65 or Better 4,375
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.9
60 or Better R-1.9
65 or Better R-4.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 117 / 117
60 or Better 98 / 117
65 or Better 48 / 117
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 183 / 183
60 or Better 151 / 183
65 or Better 57 / 183

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection

3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection

#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
Ron Gillio: I believe there are as many as 200,000 1901-S $10 Liberties. I encountered this date on my first trip to Europe to buy coins in 1970. I went to Zurich with fellow coin dealers Mark Teller and Larry Hanks. The first coins we were shown at the bullion department of Credit Suisse was two 500 coin bags of brilliant uncirculated 1901-S $10 Liberties. That's all they were in those days...bullion coins. We told them we were looking for different dates and were then shown mixed date bags from which we picked Carson City mint coins and other rare dates. Unfortunately, the coins in Swiss banks are long gone and the coin departments are closed. But there were a lot of coins and we could have bought as many 1901-S $10 liberties as we could carry.
David Hall: The 1901-S is the most common $10 Liberty. Some experts feel as many as 200,000 still exist...and I agree with that estimate. Interestingly, about 90% of the survivors are uncirculated. These coins apparently didn't circulate much and were probably used for international banking and trade transactions as most of the survivors came from Swiss banks in the 1960s and 1970s when Swiss banks were the bullion traders and market-makers for the world. And that's what this coin was considered to be at the time...a bullion coin. Remember, at the time there were no American Gold Eagles, Canadian Maple Leafs, Chinese gold Pandas, or any of the other contemporary World bullion coin issues. And prior to 1975, the only "bullion" coins that were legal for American citizens to own were the Mexican 50 Pesos dated 1947 or prior, and the U.S. $20 and $10 gold pieces.