1856 Liberty Head Eagle. AU-55 (PCGS). Vibrant yellow-gold surfaces glow with considerable luster around the devices. Overall sharp and remarkably smooth, especially on the reverse. Despite a relatively limited mintage of 60,490 pieces, the 1856 is one of the more readily obtainable 1850s eagles in lower circulated grades. Choice AU and Mint State examples are another matter entirely, for they are rare and seldom encountered in todays market.