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1856-O TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8620

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 14,500
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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Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 663, illustrated, sold for $6,325.00  From the Bowers and Merena sale of the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, October 1982, Lot 700; earlier from John H. Clapp and the Bradford Bank (where it was most likely extracted from cash on hand at this bank, located in Pennsylvania not far from where the Clapp family had the seat of its fortune-in holes in the ground from which oil emerged-in the early days of the American industry)

AU-53.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2451 at $2,990.00  From Stack's sale of March 1982, Lot 1240

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 555, illustrated, sold for $4,370.00

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 267, illustrated, not sold

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 664, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00  From Stack's sale of the Alto Collection, December 1970, Lot 341

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 6 AU-58's.

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