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1858 Eagle Obverse       1858 Eagle Reverse


PCGS Nos: 8625, 8794


Circulation strikes: 2,521
Proofs: estimated 10

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: ±26.8 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - ±90%
Other - ±10% 

Weight: ±258 grains (±16.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:
Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - Trompeter collection

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-58.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 743, illustrated, sold for $13,800.00

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 670, illustrated, sold for $9,775.00  Purchased from William Donner on July 1, 1968

NGC EF-40.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7329, illustrated, sold for $4,715.00

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service