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1847 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8597

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 862,258
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

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Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 621, illustrated, sold for $20,125.00  From Superior's sale of Auction '85, July 1985, Lot 956

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 622, illustrated, sold for $4,140.00  From Stack's sale of the Garrett Collection, March 1976, Lot 382

MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 623, illustrated, sold for $1,725.00  Purchased from Rowe and Brownlee on May 17, 1969; earlier from RARCOA's sale of May 1969, Lot 222

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1810, plated, sold for $776.25

AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 624, not illustrated, sold for $575.00  Purchase from Abe Kosoff on August 4, 1967

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 262, not illustrated, not sold

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

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