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1879-S TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8686

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 224,000
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 MS-61, Brilliant Uncirculated and offering hints of field reflectivity on both obverse and reverse.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1823, not plated, unsold

ANACS AU-58 Prooflike.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7717, not illustrated, sold for $718.75

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1043 @$414.00

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-63's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2002" by The Professional Coin Grading Service