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1888 Liberty Head Eagle Obverse     1888 Liberty Head Eagle Reverse
  


1888 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8712, 8828, 98828

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 132,921
Proofs: 75

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 MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7360, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 752, illustrated, sold for $2,990.00  From Pine Tree Auction Company's sale of March 1974, Lot 249

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7359, not illustrated, sold for $264.50

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-63's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 9 PR-64's.

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