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1859-O Eagle Obverse     1859-O Eagle Reverse


1859-O TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8629

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,300
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

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 4 AU-55's.

Recent appearances:
SEGS AU-55 Cleaned, Repaired Mount Removed.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 9004, illustrated, sold for $3,680.00

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7330, illustrated, sold for $13,225.00

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