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1905 Liberty Head Eagle Obverse     1905 Liberty Head Eagle Reverse
  


1905 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8757, 8845, 88845

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 200,992
Proofs: 86

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 Premium Quality.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4094, illustrated, sold for $15,525.00

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1508, illustrated, sold for $13,800.00

NGC MS-67.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7386, illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-67.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7774, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7773, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4095, illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7772, illustrated, not sold

MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 778, illustrated, not sold  Purchased from Julian Leidman, February 16, 1972

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9139, not plated, unsold

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7385, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9138, not plated, sold for $258.75

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1676 @$189.75

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

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

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

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