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1875-S DOUBLE EAGLE
OR $20 GOLD

PCGS No: 8975
 
Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,230,000
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) below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7456, not illustrated, sold for $1,437.50

MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 902, not illustrated, sold for $747.50  Purchased from Robert Roth, December 2, 1969

PCGS MS-60.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 327, not illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 903, not illustrated, sold for $747.50  Purchased from the Goliad Corporation, January 26, 1973

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1151, sold for $460.00

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1756, sold for $632.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1757, sold for $437.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1758, sold for $414.00

About Uncirculated and still retaining considerable mint frost.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1880, not plated, sold for $431.25

Choice EF.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1351, not plated, sold for $287.50

A strong Extremely Fine, approaching About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1881, not plated, sold for $345.00

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1352, not plated, sold for $276.00

Choice Very Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1353, not plated, sold for $276.00

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