1879 DOUBLE EAGLE OR
PCGS Nos: 8988, 9095
Circulation strikes: 207,600
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%
Weight: ±516 grains
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia, PA) below the eagle's tail on the reverse
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Proof (illustrated above).
Ex - Trompeter collection
PCGS MS-63. Ex - Bowers and
Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV
Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 914, illustrated, sold for $9,487.50
Purchased from Stanley
Kesselman, June 6, 1973
NGC AU-55. Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake
Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1389, not illustrated, sold for
Extremely Fine. Ex- Stack's
"The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1763 @$322.00
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-63's.
The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service