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Obverse of 1871-S Eagle     Reverse of 1871-S Eagle


1871-S TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8662

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 16,500
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 Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-50 (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1039, plated, sold for $4,600.00

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 700, illustrated, sold for $1,035.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman on June 30, 1967

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1814, plated, sold for $431.00

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single AU-55.

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