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1859-O DOUBLE EAGLE OR
$20 GOLD

PCGS No: 8927

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 9,100
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

Significant examples:
"Uncirculated".  Ex - Sotheby's / Stack's "The 'Dallas Bank' Collection" Auction, October 29-30, 2001, Lot 25, illustrated

Recent appearances:
AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 826, illustrated, 6,325.00  From Abner Kreisberg's sale of January 1970, Lot 1940

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 254 sold for $14,375.00

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 827, illustrated, sold for $6,900.00  From Superior's sale of the Gilhousen Collection, February 1973, Lot 869

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-60.

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