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1884 Liberty Head Eagle Obverse     1884 Liberty Head Eagle Reverse
  


1884 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8703, 8824

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 76,860
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

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-65, Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7394, illustrated, sold for $33,350.00  Ex: William Cutler Atwater Collection (B. Max Mehl, 6/11/46), lot 1462; Frederic W. Geiss Collection (B. Max Mehl, 2/18/47), lot 1906; Amon Carter Collection (Stack's, 1/84), lot 780, where it realized $23,100; Ed Trompeter;  Ed Trompeter Estate; Heritage Rare Coin Galleries

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7357, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9099, not plated, sold for $1,380.00  Sold on behalf of the Wilkins Foundation

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9100, not plated, sold for $1,380.00  

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9101, not plated, sold for $1,437.50  Sold on behalf of the Wilkins Foundation

NGC MS-60.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9098, not plated, sold for $391.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

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

The finest Deep Cameo Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRDC-64's.

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