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1876 Liberty Head Eagle Obverse     1876 Liberty Head Eagle Reverse
  


1876 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8674, 8816

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 657
Proofs: 45

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

SEGS AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1489, illustrated, sold for $8,050.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 717, illustrated, sold for $27,600.00  Purchased from Robert Steinberg, August 17, 1972

NGC AU-58.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 749, illustrated, sold for $17,250.00

AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 197 sold for $9,200.00

Net AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 718, illustrated, sold for $9,200.00  From Parke-Bernet's sale of May 1968, Lot 169

Notes:
The finest circulation strike examples graded by PCGS are 3 AU-55's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 19 PR-64's.

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

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