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1862 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8635, 8798, 88798

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 10,960
Proofs: 35

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

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 AU-58's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-64's.

The finest Cameo Proof example graded by PCGS are 3 PRCA-64's.

Significant examples:
Proof (illustrated above)
- Trompeter collection

NGC MS-64
- S.S. Republic shipwreck
- B&M 04/2005, $41,975.00

PCGS MS-62
- Stanley Kesselman
- sold to Harry W. Bass, Jr. on February 17, 1971
- B&M "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", 11/2000:681, $12,650.00

Recent appearances:
AU-55.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7135, illustrated, not sold

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, January 2005" by The Professional Coin Grading Service