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1858 DOUBLE EAGLE OR
$20 GOLD

PCGS No: 8923

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 211,714
Proofs: estimated 10

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

Significant examples:
"Choice Brilliant Uncirculated".  Ex - Sotheby's / Stack's "The 'Dallas Bank' Collection" Auction, October 29-30, 2001, Lot 21, illustrated

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7436, not illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

NGC AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4126, illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 822, illustrated, sold for $2,185.00  Purchased from Michael Brownlee, April 1967

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-63's.

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