1868 Liberty Head Eagle. AU-58 (NGC). OH. Sharply defined rose-gold surfaces retain ample evidence of a modestly semi-prooflike finish from the dies. The 1868 has the highest mintage among circulation strike Philadelphia Mint eagles from the early Reconstruction era, and it is the most available date from the 1860s after only the 1861. In an absolute sense, however, all Philadelphia Mint Liberty Head eagles from 1862 through the end of that decade are scarce to rare. Uncirculated coins are exceedingly rare, however, and this remarkably well produced and attractive Choice AU represents the finest realistically obtainable for most advanced gold collectors. Sure to have no difficulty finding its way into an advanced gold cabinet.