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1803 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8565, 98565, 88565

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 15,017
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)

Images courtesy of Hanks & Associates

Varieties:
Small Stars on Obverse 
Large Stars on Obverse

Notes:
The finest "Small Star" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

The finest "Large Star" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

The finest "Extra Star" example graded PCGS is a single MS-64.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63 (illustrated above).  Offered by Hanks & Associates in January 2002 for $28,000.00

NGC MS-62.  Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 862, "Breen-6845, Large Stars", sold for $14,375.00

NGC MS-62.  Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 863, "Large Star Rev, Breen-6846", sold for $12,075.00

NGC AU-58.  Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3755, sold for $8,625.00

NET AU-58, sharpness of MS-61, scratches and hairlines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1311, "Breen-1D, Breen-6844, illustrated, not sold

"Choice About Uncirculated".  Stack's 12/2003:1022, $14,950.00, "Tar.27, Br.1C (R-7)"

"Choice AU-55".  "Breen-1A" Stack's 09/2000, Lot 1631, sold for $8,050.00  Ex:  Garrett Sale Part III (Bowers & Ruddy, October 1980, lot 1664; Previously to T. Harrison Garrett from W. Elliot Woodward, Jan. 18, 1883; earlier part of the William Sumner Appleton and Joseph J. Mickley Collections

Net EF-40, sharpness of AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 186, "Breen-6845, B-1E, Large reverse stars", sold for $4,370.0

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