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1854-O TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8614, 98614

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 52,500
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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Varieties:
Small Date
Large Date

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3760, "Large Date", sold for $6,037.50

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 869, sold for $3,450.00

AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 653, "Small Date", illustrated, sold for $2,990.00  Purchased from Paramount on March 1, 1968

AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 654, "Large Date", illustrated, sold for $4,140.00  Purchased from R.E. Wallace on April 25, 1978

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 655, "Large Date", illustrated, sold for $1,265.00  From Parke-Bernet's sale of May 1968, Lot 143

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 656, "Large Date", illustrated, sold for $1,955.00  From Stack's sale of the Alto Collection, December 1970, Lot 339

ANACS AU-50.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9074, not plated, sold for $776.25

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 657, "Large Date", not illustrated, sold for $805.00  Purchased from New Netherlands Coin Co. on February 20, 1967

EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1480, illustrated, sold for $4,600.00

Notes:
The finest "Small Date" examples graded by PCGS are 7 AU-58's.

The finest "Large Date" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

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