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1853-O TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8612

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 51,000
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 - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 651, illustrated, sold for $8,050.00  From the Bowers and Merena sale of the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, October 1982, Lot 692

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9073, not plated, sold for $1,092.50  From the Dr. Robert W. Dingle CollectionPCGS EF-40.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1233, not plated, sold for $488.75

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-61.

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