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1850 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8603, 8604

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 291,451
Proofs: Unique?

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) below the eagle on the reverse

Varieties:
Large Date 
Small Date

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "Large Date" examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-63's.

The finest Uncirculated "Small Date" examples graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-62. Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 639, "Large Date", illustrated, sold for $9,200.00  From Stack's sale of the Bartle Collection, October 1984, Lot 1120

PCGS MS-61. Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1315, "Large Date", illustrated, not sold
 
Brilliant Uncirculated. Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1634, "Large Date, Open 5", sold for $1,495.00

AU-58. Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 640, "Large Date", illustrated, sold for $2,530.00  From Stack's sale of the Miles Collection, Lot 635

AU-55. Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 642, "Small Date", illustrated, sold for $3,450.00  Purchased from Lester Merkin on June 23, 1967

PCGS AU-50. Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9071, "Small date", not plated, sold for $1,265.00

EF-40. Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6042, "Large Date", not plated, sold for $287.50

VF/EF. Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1232, not plated, sold for $299.00

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