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1860 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8631, 8796, 98796

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 15,055
Proofs: 50

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, PA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 676, illustrated, sold for $29,900.00  From Abe Kosoff's sale of August 1968 at the ANA Convention, Lot 1015; tied for finest graded by PCGS

PCGS AU-55.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7710. illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

Net EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 677, illustrated, sold for $977.50  Purchased from Jack L. Klausen on December 13, 1968

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-64's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.

The finest Deep Cameo Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-64.

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