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1869 Liberty Head Double Eagle Obverse     1869 Liberty Head Double Eagle Reverse
  

  
1869 DOUBLE EAGLE OR
$20 GOLD

PCGS Nos: 8955, 9084

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 175,130
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 - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 868, illustrated, sold for $2,185.00  From Stack's sale of the Copeland Collection, April 1967, Lot 1818

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 869, illustrated, sold for $2,300.00  Purchased from Michael Brownlee, April 17, 1967

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 870, illustrated, sold for $1,092.50  Purchased from Jack Klausen, June 19, 1968

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

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