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1864 Liberty Head Double Eagle Obverse     1864 Liberty Head Double Eagle Reverse


1864 DOUBLE EAGLE OR
$20 GOLD

PCGS Nos: 8941, 9076

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 204,235
Proofs: 50

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

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:
Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - Trompeter collection

Recent appearances:
ANACS AU-50.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7846, not illustrated, sold for $1,161.50  Ex: Harry W. Bass

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 846, illustrated, sold for $1,610.00  From Stack's sale of December 1970, Lot 422

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 847, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00  Purchased from Julian Leidman, May 30, 1972

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS is a single MS-62.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-64's.

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

Varieties:

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