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1874-S TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8671

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 10,000
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 AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 269, illustrated, not sold

PCGS EF-45.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 748, illustrated, not sold

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7337, illustrated, sold for $3,680.00

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 714, illustrated, sold for $2,300.00  From Lester Merkin's sale of March 1969, Lot 453

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 715, illustrated, sold for $1,725.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman on June 30, 1967

About Extremely Fine and a very satisfying specimen.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1816, plated, sold for $2,185.00

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