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Obverse of 1842 Eagle - Large Date     Reverse of 1842 Eagle - Large Date


1842 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 81,507
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, PA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 593, "Large Date", illustrated, sold for $23,000.00  From Heritage's sale of October 16, 1995, Lot 6239

PCGS MS-60 (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1029, "Large date", sold for  $4,830.00

MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 592, "Small Date", illustrated, not sold  From Stack's offering of the Bartle Collection, October 26, 1984, Lot 1147

NGC MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1469, "Small Date", illustrated, sold for $5,290.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9064, "Small date", plated, sold for $2,875.00

Net AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 594, "Large Date", illustrated, sold for $805.00  From Stack's sale of the Miles Collection, October 1968, Lot 619

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "Large Date" examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64's.

The finest Uncirculated "Small Date" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

Varieties:
Large Date (illustrated above)
Small Date

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

Obverse of 1842 Eagle - Small Date     Reverse of 1842 Eagle - Small Date

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin