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1877-S TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8679

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 17,000
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:
NGC AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2458 Not Sold

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 272, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 722, not illustrated, sold for $431.25  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman on June 17, 1967

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 723, not illustrated, sold for $460.00  Purchased from Leo Young on April 14, 1967

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