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1866-S DOUBLE EAGLE OR
$20 GOLD

PCGS No: 8945

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: estimated 12,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 34 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 516 grains (33.4 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) below the eagle's tail on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
Net EF-45, sharpness AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 257 sold for $5,290.00  From Stack's Amon Carter sale, January 1984, Lot 874

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 855, illustrated, sold for $4,600.00

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single AU-58.

Varieties:

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