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1885 Liberty Head Eagle Obverse     1885 Liberty Head Eagle Reverse


PCGS Nos: 8706, 8825, 88825


Circulation strikes: 253,462
Proofs: 65

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 MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9102, plated, sold for $1,495.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1644, sold for $166.75

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 8 MS-64's.

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

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