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1867 Liberty Head Eagle Obverse     1867 Liberty Head Eagle Reverse
 


1867 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8651, 8807

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,090
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, PA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

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

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-65, Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7392, illustrated, sold for $49,450.00  Ex: Johns Hopkins; Garrett Collection (Stack's, 3/76), lot 417; Essex Numismatic Properties; photoed in Breen's 1977 proof encyclopedia, page 135

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 196 Not sold

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1319, illustrated, not sold

"VF-35."  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1038, "plated" sold for $1,897.00

Notes:
The finest circulation strike examples graded by PCGS are 4 AU-55's.

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