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1866 Liberty Head Eagle Obverse     1866 Liberty Head Eagle Reverse
 


1866 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8649, 8806, 98806

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,750
Proofs: 30

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:
PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 960, "Doubled Date", illustrated, sold for $9,775.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman on November 15, 1968; none finer certified

NGC EF-45.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9085, not plated, unsold


Notes:
The finest circulation strike example graded by PCGS is a single AU-58.

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

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-63.

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