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1859-S TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8630

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 7,000
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

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Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single AU-55.

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