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Obverse of 1861-O Double Eagle     Reverse of 1861-O Double Eagle


1861-O DOUBLE EAGLE OR
$20 GOLD

PCGS No: 8934

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 17,741
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, Louisiana) below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Images courtesy of David Akers Numismatics, Inc.

Significant examples:
(illustrated above).  Ex - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc. "The John Jay Pittman Collection", illustrated

Recent appearances:

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 4 AU-58's.

Varieties:

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