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1863 Eagle Obverse       1863 Eagle Reverse
 


1863 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8637, 8799

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,218
Proofs: 30

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) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 7 PR-64's.

Significant examples:
Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - Trompeter collection

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", 11/2000:683, illustrated, sold for $52,900.00  From Mid-American's sale of 08/1991:755; finest known specimen

"About Uncirculated".  Stack's 12/2003:1-27, $6,612.50, "This piece compares favorably to the James A. Stack example..."

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", 06/2001:1318, illustrated, $12,650.00

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