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1892 Liberty Head Eagle Obverse     1892 Liberty Head Eagle Reverse
  


1892 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8721, 8832, 88832

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 797,480
Proofs: 72

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-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4083, illustrated, sold for $4,600.00  One of only three graded so by PCGS, with a single coin graded higher!

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1500, illustrated, sold for $5,520.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7364, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7731, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2485, sold for $1,150.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9117, not plated, sold for $575.00

MS-60.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5696

Brilliant Uncirculated with claims to higher grade.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1827, not plated, sold for $184.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1647, sold for $172.50

Choice EF.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1258, not plated, sold for $161.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 5 PR-64's.

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

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