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1881-CC TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8692

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 24,015
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 examples graded by PCGS are 12 MS-62's.

Significant examples:
NGC MS-63.  Ex - Bradford Bank, 1895 - John H. Clapp collection, 1942 - Bowers and Ruddy sale of the Louis Eliasberg, Sr. collection, October 1982, Lot 768 - J.J. Teaparty - Henry S. Lang collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 637, illustrated, sold for $25,300.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4077, illustrated, sold for $4,370.00  Minor hairlines from a past cleaning or handling

NGC MS-60.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 203 sold for $4,370.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1639 Not Sold

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 737, illustrated, sold for $2,415.00  Purchased from John Smies on June 9, 1967

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 276, illustrated, sold for $1,380.00

ANACS AU-53.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9094, not plated, unsold

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 738, not illustrated, sold for $483.00  From Abe Kosoff's sale of the Shuford Collection, May 1968, Lot 2311

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