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1868 Liberty Head Eagle Obverse     1868 Liberty Head Eagle Reverse


PCGS Nos: 8653, 8808, 88808


Circulation strikes: 10,630
Proofs: 25

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:
EF-40, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6046, not plated, not sold

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

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

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

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