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1871 Liberty Head Eagle Obverse     1871 Liberty Head Eagle Reverse


PCGS Nos: 8660, 8811, 98811


Circulation strikes: 1,790
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 Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 698, illustrated, sold for $29,900.00  From Stack's sale of portions of the Garrett Collection, March 1976

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-60.

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

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

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