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1889 Liberty Head Eagle Obverse     1889 Liberty Head Eagle Reverse


PCGS Nos: 8715, 8829


Circulation strikes: 4,440
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:
MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 753, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00  From Paramount's sale of May 1966, Lot 612

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7361, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-62's.

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

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