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1857 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8622

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 16,606
Proofs: estimated 5

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 26.8 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 258 grains (16.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the eagle on the reverse

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated 1857 Eagle graded by PCGS is a single MS-62.

No Proof 1857 Eagles have been graded by PCGS.

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-66 Cameo.  James Ten Eyck collection, 1922:287, $40.00 - Louis Eliasberg - offered by Robert B. Lecce, Numismatist, Inc. in the August 9, 2004 issue of COIN WORLD (page 33) for $850,000.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 842, illustrated, sold for $17,825.00

Recent appearances:
AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 666, illustrated, sold for $4,140.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman on March 20, 1972

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 667, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman on July 8, 1968

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