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Obverse of 1858-S Eagle     Reverse of 1858-S Eagle


1858-S TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8627

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 11,800
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

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 195 Not sold

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1482, illustrated, sold for $4,830.00

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 673, illustrated, sold for $4,600.00  From Paramount's sale of August 1969, Lot 2107

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 AU-55's.

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