2001-W $50 American Gold Eagle

2001-W $50 American Gold Eagle

The 2001-W $50 American Gold Eagle had a total mintage of just over 24,000 coins. This Proof coin was struck at the West Point Mint and features the ‘W’ mint mark on the obverse of the coin. Proof coins typically displayed the mint mark symbol while the uncirculated, regular strike coins did not. It’s possible to find the 2001-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle in perfect Proof 70 condition. 


History of the 2001-W $50 American Gold Eagle

The 2001-W $50 American Gold Eagle is a beautiful coin that is worth the effort to find with a sharp strike and minimal surface abrasions. The American Gold Eagle is the official gold bullion coin of the United States. The obverse of the American Gold Eagle was designed by Augustus Saint Gaudens, a rendition of the full-length Lady Liberty with her hair flowing and a long dress. Lady Liberty holds a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. There is a small image of the Capitol building in the background. The reverse of the coin was designed by sculptor, Miley Busiek. It features a male American Bald Eagle clutching an olive branch, flying over a nest with a female and baby eagle inside.


2001-W $50 American Gold Eagle Value

The 2001-W $50 American Gold Eagle value reaches upwards of $5,200 for the highest grades of the coin sold and documented. It’s possible to build a more affordable collection by seeking out lower to mid-range coins and from sellers that offer value on their coins. The 2001-W American Gold Eagle 1 oz coin would make a great addition to any Gold Eagle series collection. 


Type of coin: $50 Coin

Year: 2001-W $50 American Gold Eagle

American Gold Eagle Mint Mark: West Point

Total mintage: 24,555

Metal content: 91.67% Gold, 3% Silver, 5.33% Copper

Face value: Fifty Dollars

Weight: 33.93 grams

Edge: Reeded

Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens/Miley Busiek

Diameter: 32.70 millimeters