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1852-O TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8609

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 18,000
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

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Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7325, illustrated, not sold

NGC AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2447 at $4,140.00

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2448 at $1,610.00  From Stack's sale of March 1982, Lot 1231

AU-50, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6044, not plated, not sold

ANACS Net EF-40; AU details, cleaned.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 741, illustrated, sold for $690.00  Holder marked "Harry W. Bass" (probably Lot 649, Part IV, November 2000).  Variety with hollow ring atop second vertical shield stripe on reverse (Breen-6902).  

Net VF-30, sharpness of EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 649, not illustrated, sold for $805.00  Purchased from Jack L. Klausen on June 17, 1968

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-60.

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