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1841 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8582

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 63,131
Proofs: estimated 5

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 26.8 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 258 grains (16.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the eagle on the reverse

Notes:
The 1841 Eagle is scarce but generally available in all grades through About Uncirculated.  The grade seen most frequently is EF-40.  Mint State examples are extremely rare.  PCGS has graded five Mint State 1841 Eagles, the finest of which is a single MS-63.  NGC has graded 11 Mint State 1841 Eagles, the finest of which is a single MS-63.

In August, 2004, NGC published a partial population report of gold coins recovered from the shipwrecked SS Republic.  Included were 20 1841 Eagles, ranging in grade from Very Fine to AU-58.

No Proof 1841 Eagles have been certified by PCGS.  NGC has graded 1 Proof 1841 Eagle, a single PR-61.

Recent appearances:
AU-58.  Ex - Stack's "Bartle", October 1984, Lot 1145 - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 588, illustrated, sold for $2,070.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1633, sold for $488.75

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2432, sold for $437.00

VF-30.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 865, sold for $391.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"The NGC Census Report", August 13, 2004, www.ngcoin.com