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Obverse of 1908-S Eagle     Reverse of 1908-S Eagle


1908-S TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8861

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 59,850
Proofs: 0

Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Diameter: 26.8 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 258 grains (16.7 grams)

Edge: Raised stars

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) left of the arrowheads on the reverse

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are four MS-68's.

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-68 (illustrated above).  Tied for finest graded.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-68 Superb!  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1105, sold for $50,600.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Stack's "William Thomas Michaels", January 21, 2004, Lot 3008, illustrated, no prior pedigree, sold for $19,000.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 887, sold for $17,825.00

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2516, sold for $2,070.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1697, sold for $603.75

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1845, plated, sold for $891.25

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1698, sold for $575.00

AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1514, not illustrated, sold for $402.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

The PCGS Population Report, January 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service