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1882 Liberty Head Eagle Obverse     1882 Liberty Head Eagle Reverse
  


1882 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8695, 8822, 88822

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,324,440
Proofs: 40

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

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

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

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

Significant examples:
PCGS Proof-65 Cameo
Sold by Albanese Rare Coins in February 2005 for $50,400.00

Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - Trompeter collection

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7355, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1051, plated, sold for $2,415.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 871, unsold

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7354, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7720, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7721, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1052, not plated, sold for $483.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9095, not plated, sold for $517.50  From the estate of Harry West

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, January 2005" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

Email correspondence from Dean Albanese, February 10, 2005