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Obverse of 1866-S Eagle     Reverse of 1866-S Eagle


1866-S TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8650

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 11,500
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

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-50.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7334, illustrated, sold for $3,795.00

NGC AU-50.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7711, illustrated, sold for $4,025.00

A strong Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1813, plated, sold for $1,092.50

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9086, not plated, sold for $2,990.00

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

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