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1855-S TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8618

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 9,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 26.8 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 258 grains (16.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) below the eagle on the reverse

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Recent appearances:
AU-50, Cleaned, obverse scratches.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5694, illustrated, not sold  From the Dr. Jeff Hosford Collection

Net EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 661, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00  Purchased from Paramount on March 18, 1967

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single AU-55.

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