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1863 DOUBLE EAGLE OR
$20 GOLD

PCGS Nos: 8939, 9075

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 142,790
Proofs: 30

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) below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

The finest Proof 1863 Double Eagles graded by PCGS are 3 PR-64's.

The finest Cameo Proof 1863 Double Eagle graded by PCGS is a single PR-62 CA.

The finest Deep Cameo Proof 1863 Double Eagles graded by PCGS are 2 PR-64 DCAMs.

In August, 2004, NGC published a partial population report of gold coins recovered from the shipwrecked SS Republic.  Included were 35 1863 Double Eagles, ranging in grade from AU-58 to MS-63.  One of the coins was listed as AU-58 PL.

Recent appearances:
EF-40.  Stanley Kesselman, November 1, 1967 - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", 11/2000, Lot 842, $1,495.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"The NGC Census Report", August 13, 2004, www.ngcoin.com