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1849 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8601

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 653,618
Proofs: Unknown

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-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 633, illustrated, sold for $8,625.00  From Abner Kreisberg's sale of September 1971, Lot 1119

MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 634, "Doubled Date", illustrated, sold for $2,760.00  From Superior's sale of Auction '85, July 1985, Lot 957

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 635, not illustrated, sold for $1,495.00  Purchased from Mal Varner on February 25, 1972

ANACS AU-53.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 189, sold for $517.50

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 636, "Doubled Date", not illustrated, sold for $1,035.00  Purchased from Western Numismatics on January 9, 1974

NGC AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2442, unsold

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2443, sold for $402.50  From the sale of the Mann and Smedley Collections, September 1988, Lot 702

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2444, sold for $345.00

PCGS EF-45.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7707, not illustrated, sold for $373.75

EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1034, sold for $264.00

ANACS EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1475, not illustrated, sold for $299.00

Ef-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1314, "Breen-6888", illustrated, not sold

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1231, not plated, sold for $258.75

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-64's.

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