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1875 Liberty Head Double Eagle Obverse     1875 Liberty Head Double Eagle Reverse

  
1875 DOUBLE EAGLE OR
$20 GOLD

PCGS Nos: 8973, 9090

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 295,720
Proofs: 20

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:
MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 896, not illustrated, sold for $977.50  From Stack's sale of the DiBello Collection, May 1970, Lot 1249

Brilliant Uncirculated. Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1753, sold for $488.75

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1754, sold for $402.50

AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 897, not illustrated, sold for $506.00  Purchased from Rowe and Brownlee, August 4, 1967

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1350, not plated, sold for $287.50

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-62.

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

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