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1861-S TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8634

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 15,500
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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Recent appearances:
ANACS Net EF-45, AU Details, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9083, plated, sold for $1,725.00

Net EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 680, illustrated, not sold  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman on January 18, 1970; earlier from B. Max Mehl's sale of the William Cutler Atwater Collection, Lot 1559

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single AU-58.

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