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Obverse of 1846-O Eagle     Reverse of 1846-O Eagle


1846-O TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8595, 8596

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 81,780
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 26.8 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 258 grains (16.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans, LA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 616, "So-called Overdate", illustrated, sold for $48,300.00  From the Bowers and Merena sale of the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, October 1982, Lot 676; earlier from the John H. Clapp Collection, B. Max Mehl's sale of the James Ten Eyck Collection in May 1922, and the Chapman brother's sale of the Thomas Cleneay Collection in December 1890

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 620, "Repunched 6", illustrated, sold for $26,450.00  From the Bowers and Merena sale of the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, October 1982, Lot 677; earlier from the John H. Clapp Collection and New York Coin and Stamp Company's sale of the W. T. Mumford Collection, April 1896

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2436, "1846/5 at $4,600.00

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 617, "So Called Overdate", illustrated, sold for $1,092.50  Purchase from Arizona Stamp and Coin April 14, 1969

Net EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 618, "So Called Overdate", not illustrated, sold for $1,035.00  From RARCOA's sale of February 1972, Lot 955

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 619, "So Called Overdate", not illustrated, sold for $575.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman on February 23, 1968

PCGS EF-40.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7706, "1846/5", not illustrated, sold for $1,552.50

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

The finest "1846/5" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

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