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1915-S TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8879

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 59,000
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) left of the arrowheads on the reverse

Images courtesy of David Akers Numismatics, Inc.

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66's.

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-66.  Offered by Crown Rare Coins in the September 20, 1999 issue of Coin World for $135,000.00

(illustrated above).  Ex - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc. "The John Jay Pittman Collection", illustrated

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Stack's "William Thomas Michaels", January 21, 2004, Lot 3026, illustrated, no prior pedigree, sold for $37,500.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7406, illustrated, not sold

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1861, plated, sold for $1,150.00

AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1539, illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

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