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1796 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8554

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,146
Proofs: 0

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 33 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 91.7%
Other - 8.3% 

Weight: 270 grains (17.50 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (all examples of this date and type were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-53.  Ex - Heritage May 31-June 2, 2001:9058, "B-1a", plated, $24,725.00

"About Uncirculated".  A. Dohrmann - Chapman Brothers 12/1886 - T. Harrison Garrett - Bowers 10/1980:1656 - Stack's 12/2003:1018, $40,250.00, "Tar.6, Br.1A"

AU-50+.  Superior 03/2001:857, "Breen-6832", not sold

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"United States Ten Dollar Gold Eagles 1795-1804" by Anthony J. Taraszka

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service