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1845 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8592, 8781, 88781

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 26,153
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 David Akers Numismatics, Inc.

Significant examples:
"Proof" (illustrated above).  Ex - Pittman collection

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Garrett - offered by Bowers & Merena Galleries for $179,500 in the June 11, 2001 issue of The Coin Collector

Recent appearances:
AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 608, illustrated, sold for $1,092.50  Purchased from Abe Kosoff's sale of February 1969, Lot 1390

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 609, illustrated, sold for $977.50  Purchased from Abe Kosoff's sale of the Shuford Collection, May 1968, Lot 2171

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-62.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.

The finest Cameo Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-64.

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