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1877 Liberty Head Eagle Obverse     1877 Liberty Head Eagle Reverse
  


1877 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8677, 8817

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 797
Proofs: 20

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) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
The finest circulation strike example graded by PCGS is a single MS-60.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-64's.

Significant examples:
Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - Trompeter collection

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-58.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7713, illustrated, sold for $7,187.50

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 721, illustrated, sold for $9,200.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman on May 23, 1968

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 199 Not sold

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1322, illustrated, sold for $7,130.00

ANACS Net EF-40, AU Details, Cleaned.   Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7340, illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

Extremely Fine, with some claims to Choice grade.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1817, plated, sold for $6,670.00

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