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1912 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8871, 8894

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 405,000
Proofs: 83

Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Diameter: 26.8 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 258 grains (16.7 grams)

Edge: Raised stars

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) left of the arrowheads on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-67's.

Significant examples:
Proof (illustrated above).  

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65.  Ex - Stack's "William Thomas Michaels", January 21, 2004, Lot 3018, illustrated, no prior pedigree, sold for $4,500.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7791, not illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1319, plated, sold for $1,207.50

MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 889, unsold

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9162, not plated, sold for $540.00

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 300, not illustrated, sold for $747.50

NGC MS-61.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1321, not plated, sold for $310.50

MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4109, not illustrated, sold for $368.00

MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1529, not illustrated, sold for $368.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1716, sold for $460.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1320, not plated, unsold

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1717, sold for $276.00

About Uncirculated. Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1322, not plated, sold for $276.00

Very Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1718, sold for $241.50

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