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1859 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8628, 8795

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 16,013
Proofs: 80

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, Pennsylvania) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:
Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - Trompeter collection

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-60. Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 870, sold for $6,210.00

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 674, illustrated, sold for $747.50  Purchased from Jack. L. Klausen on April 19, 1969

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 675, illustrated, sold for $805.00   Purchased from Stanley Kesselman on April 28, 1967

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

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.

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