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1896 Liberty Head Eagle Obverse     1896 Liberty Head Eagle Reverse
  


1896 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8735, 8836, 98836

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 76,270
Proofs: 78

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-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7373, illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7744, illustrated, sold for $1,638.75

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4084, illustrated, sold for $2,185.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7743, not illustrated, sold for $776.25

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2495 at $690.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9126, not plated, sold for $690.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-64's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

The finest Deep Cameo Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRDC-66's.

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