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1852 DOUBLE EAGLE OR
$20 GOLD

PCGS No: 8906

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,053,026
Proofs: Unknown

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: ±34 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: ±516 grains (±33.4 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Varieties:
Doubled Date

Notes:  
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-64's.

In August, 2004, NGC published a partial population report of gold coins recovered from the shipwrecked SS Republic.  Included were 104 1852 Double Eagles, ranging in grade from Very Fine to MS-62.  11 of the coins were listed as "Doubled Date".

Recent appearances:
"Brilliant Uncirculated".  Ex - Sotheby's / Stack's "The 'Dallas Bank' Collection" Auction, October 29-30, 2001, Lot 5, illustrated

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9177, plated, sold for $9,200.00

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4122, illustrated, sold for $4,600.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1338, plated, unsold

MS-60.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 244, sold for $1,897.50 Previously offered in Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 796, illustrated, sold for $1,610.00  From Stack's sale of the Miles Collection, October 1968, Lot 828

NGC AU-58.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 783, illustrated, sold for $1,322.50
  
NGC AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7418, not illustrated, sold for $1,380.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 245, sold for $1,092.50

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1551, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1552, not illustrated, sold for $1,208.00

NGC AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7417, not illustrated, sold for $891.25

NGC AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7416, not illustrated, sold for $862.50

ANACS AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9176, "Breen-7151", not plated, unsold

NGC AU-53, About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1866, not plated, sold for $747.00

PCGS AU-50.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7827, not illustrated, sold for $661.25

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 797, not illustrated, sold for $575.00  Purchased from Jim Hayes, August 18, 1972

NGC EF-45.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7826, not illustrated, sold for $471.50

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 798, not illustrated, sold for $747.50  Purchased from Abner Kreisberg, August 30, 1973

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 799, not illustrated, sold for $862.580  Purchased from Lester Merkin, June 15, 1967 

NGC EF-45, Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1867, not plated, sold for $460.00

EF-45.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 893, sold for $488.75

ANACS EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1141, sold for $483.00

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1339, not plated, sold for $460.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"The NGC Census Report", August 13, 2004, www.ngcoin.com