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1887 Liberty Head Eagle. MS-64 (NGC).

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Stack's Bowers Auction March 2018 Baltimore U.S. Coins Auction Mar-2018 Exceptional Choice Uncirculated 1887 Eagle Tied for Finest Certified 1887 Liberty Head Eagle. MS-64 (NGC). This is a beautiful Liberty Head eagle with intense satin luster and vivid rose-orange patina seen on both sides. The strike is razor sharp from the rims to the centers, and the obverse suggests an even higher grade. Attractive and ranking at the top of the Condition Census for the issue, this coin would serve as a highlight in the finest gold cabinet. The 1887 was produced to the extent of 53,600 pieces, one of the lower circulation strike mintages among Philadelphia Mint Liberty Head eagles from the 1880s. As the mintage might suggest, it is fairly scarce in all grades and even rarer in Mint State. Choice examples are highly elusive, and the present example is tied for finest certified with two MS-64s at PCGS. Provenance: From the A.J. Vanderbilt Collection. Acquired from Delaware Valley Rare Coins, June 2009; via Stack's. NGC Census: 1; 0 finer. The corresponding PCGS Population is similar at 2/0. PCGS# 8710. NGC ID: 266H. Click here for certification details from NGC.