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Obverse of 1848-O Eagle     Reverse of 1848-O Eagle


1848-O TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8600

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 35,850
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 (ANA 2000 Mid-Winter)

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 631, illustrated, sold for $36,800.00  Purchased from Dan Messer on August 16, 1971

NGC AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2440 at $4,830.00

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2441 at $1,380.00

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 632, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00  Purchased from Lester Merkin on June 23, 1967

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

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