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1879-CC TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8684

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,762
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:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single AU-58.

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 729, illustrated, sold for $28,750.00  From the Bowers and Merena Sale of the Fairfield Collection, October 1977, Lot 1823; tied for finest known specimen

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Bowers and Merena sale of the Stetson collection, May 1993, Lot 2080 - J.J. Teaparty - Henry S. Lang collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 625, illustrated, not sold

NGC AU-53, A solid About Uncirculated, perhaps a bit better.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1820, plated, sold for $18,975.00

NGC EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1493, illustrated, sold for $7,762.00

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