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1886-S TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8709

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 826,000
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-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9106, not plated, sold for $575.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9107, not plated, sold for $747.50  From the estate of Harry West

PCGS MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7727, not illustrated, sold for $276.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2476, sold for $241.50

MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1059, sold for $230.00

ANACS AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9104, not plated, sold for $155.25

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1255, not plated, sold for $161.00

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64's.

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