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1850-O DOUBLE EAGLE OR
$20 GOLD

PCGS No: 8903

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 141,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 34 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 516 grains (33.4 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

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Significant examples:
"Brilliant Uncirculated".  Ex - Sotheby's / Stack's "The 'Dallas Bank' Collection" Auction, October 29-30, 2001, Lot 2, illustrated

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7411, illustrated, not sold

NGC AU-50.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7410, illustrated, sold for $4,370.00  From the Dr. Barry Southerland Collection

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7409, illustrated, sold for $2,127.50

Net EF-45, sharpness of AU-55, cleaned.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 791, illustrated, sold for $2,760.00  From Abner Kreisberg's sale of January 1970, Lot 1931

EF-45.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9173, not plated, sold for $2,185.00

EF-40.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5703, not illustrated, sold for $833.75

Very Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1337, plated, sold for $1,782.50

Notes:  
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-61's.

Varieties:

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