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1890 Liberty Head Eagle Obverse     1890 Liberty Head Eagle Reverse


PCGS Nos: 8717, 8830, 88830


Circulation strikes: 57,980
Proofs: 63

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 Proof-64 Cameo.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 755, illustrated, sold for $17,250.00

MS-61.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 754, not illustrated, sold for $402.50  From Stack's sale of the Miles Collection, October 1968, Lot 743

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-65's.

The finest Cameo Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-64.

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

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