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1855 DOUBLE EAGLE OR
$20 GOLD

PCGS No: 8914

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 364,666
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, PA) below the eagle's tail on the reverse

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Significant examples:
"Choice Brilliant Uncirculated".  Ex - Sotheby's / Stack's "The 'Dallas Bank' Collection" Auction, October 29-30, 2001, Lot 12, illustrated

Recent appearances:
AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 248 sold for $1,035.00

NGC AU-55.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7832, not illustrated, sold for $1,322.50

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7424, not illustrated, sold for $922.30

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7423, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 306, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

NGC EF-40, Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1870, not plated, sold for $546.25

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 810, not illustrated, sold for $862.50  Purchased from Julian Leidman, May 30, 1972

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-63's.

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