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Obverse of 1881-O Eagle     Reverse of 1881-O Eagle


1881-O TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8693

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 8,350
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 26.8 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 258 grains (16.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans, LA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Significant examples:
SEGS MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1497, illustrated, unsold


Recent appearances:
AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 739, illustrated, sold for $805.00  Purchased from Robert Roth

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-60.

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