The 1875 Eagle is one of the classic rarities in all of American numismatics. Fewer than 20 examples remain of the circulation strikes, none of which are better than About Uncirculated. The finest circulation strike examples graded by PCGS are 3 AU-53's.
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- The $5 Liberty is the only coin in U.S. history to be produced at all seven federal mints. Prior to 1838, all Half Eagles were struck at the Philadelphia Mint. Like the Quarter Eagle, the design, composition, and weight of the Half Eagle changed many times throughout its production. Beginning in 1837 and until the Half Eagle was discontinued in 1929, it was struck from .900-fine gold. In 1908 the Liberty design was replaced with the Indian Head design.