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Obverse of 1854-O Double Eagle     Reverse of 1854-O Double Eagle

$20 GOLD

PCGS No: 8912


Circulation strikes: 3,250
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) below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

The finest 1854-O Double Eagle graded by PCGS is a single AU-55.

The finest 1854-O Double Eagles graded by NGC are three AU-58's.

Significant examples:
NGC AU-58.  S.S. Republic

"About Uncirculated".  Ex - Sotheby's / Stack's "The 'Dallas Bank' Collection" Auction, October 29-30, 2001, Lot 10, illustrated.  The Akers and Winter plate coin.

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-50.  Ex - "Magnificent Collection" - Heritage Numismatic Auctions "FUN Signature Sale", January 2004, Lot 7239, sold for $161,000.00

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1142, sold for $81,650.00

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