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1862 DOUBLE EAGLE OR
$20 GOLD

PCGS Nos: 8937, 9074

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 92,133
Proofs: 35

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:

Recent appearances:
AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 839, illustrated, sold for $5,290.00  Purchased from an unspecified Parke-Bernet auction, Lot 26

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 840, illustrated, sold for $3,220.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, May 21, 1969

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 7 PR-64's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.

Varieties:

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