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1864 Eagle Obverse       1864 Eagle Reverse


PCGS Nos: 8639, 8800


Circulation strikes: 3,530
Proofs: 50

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) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-61.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.

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

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7332, illustrated, not sold

Net AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 685, illustrated, sold for $3,220.00  From Abe Kosoff's ANA Sale, August 1968, Lot 1018; previously from Stack's sale of the Lee Collection, October 1947, Lot 1511

NGC EF-45.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 744, illustrated, not sold

Net EF-45, Polished long ago.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1483, illustrated, sold for $2,300.00

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