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1878-CC TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8681

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,244
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 26.8 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 258 grains (16.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "CC" (for Carson City, Nevada) below the eagle on the reverse

Notes:
Most examples have a small, raised, horizontal "bar" just below the lowest hair curl in the center of Liberty's neck.  At least one example has been seen with a slightly doubled reverse. 

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 4 AU-55's.

Significant examples:
PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 273, illustrated, not sold

NGC AU-55.  Ex - J.J. Teaparty - Henry S. Lang collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 634, illustrated, sold for $19,550.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 725, illustrated, sold for $17,250.00  From Abner Kreisberg's sale of September 1971, Lot 1160

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