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1868 Liberty Head Double Eagle Obverse     1868 Liberty Head Double Eagle Reverse
  

  
1868 DOUBLE EAGLE OR
$20 GOLD

PCGS Nos: 8953, 9083

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 98,575
Proofs: 25

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:
AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5705, illustrated, sold for $5,290.00

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 576, illustrated, sold for $3,105.00

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 864, "Repunched Date", illustrated, sold for $862.50  From Abe Kosoff's sale of the Shuford Collection, May 1968, Lot 2344

VF-35.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 865, illustrated, sold for $552.00  Purchased from Jack Klausen, June 19, 1968

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

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.

Varieties:

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