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1867 Liberty Head Double Eagle Obverse     1867 Liberty Head Double Eagle Reverse
  

  
1867 DOUBLE EAGLE OR
$20 GOLD

PCGS Nos: 8951, 9082

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 251,015
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:
NGC Proof-65, Cameo. Ex-Trompeter collection.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7574, illustrated, sold for $86,250.00  Ex: Major William Boerum Wetmore (S.H. & H. Chapman, 6/27-28/1906); Clapp; Eliasberg (Bowers & Ruddy, 10/82), lot 918, where it realized $44,000.00; Ed Trompeter Collection of Proof U.S. Gold

PCGS MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 861, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00  Purchased from Jack Klausen, November 1, 1968

NGC AU-53.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7850, not illustrated, sold for $747.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1876, plated, sold for $2,530.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 15 MS-62's.

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

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-61.

Varieties:

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