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1872 Liberty Head Eagle Obverse     1872 Liberty Head Eagle Reverse


PCGS Nos: 8663, 8812, 98812


Circulation strikes: 1,620
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:
NGC Proof-66, Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7393, illustrated, not sold

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2455 Not Sold

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9146, plated, unsold

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 701, illustrated, sold for $14,375.00  Purchased from Kevin Lipton on August 24, 1978

NGC AU-50.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 745, illustrated, not sold

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS is a single PR-66's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-66.

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