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1873 Liberty Head Eagle Obverse     1873 Liberty Head Eagle Reverse


PCGS Nos: 8666, 8813


Circulation strikes: 800
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:
PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2456, "Closed 3" Not Sold

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 705, "Closed 3", illustrated, sold for $21,850.00  Purchased from William Donner on October 8, 1968

The finest Uncirculated "Closed 3" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-60.

The finest Proof "Closed 3" examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-64's.

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