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1870-S TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8659

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 8,000
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:
PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 697, illustrated, sold for $36,800.00  From the Bowers and Merena sale of the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, October 1982, Lot 735; earlier from John H. Clapp and the Chapman bothers

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1485, illustrated, sold for $3,910.00

Choice EF.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1234, plated, sold for $2,185.00

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-61.

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