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1879-O DOUBLE EAGLE
OR $20 GOLD

PCGS No: 8990

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,325
Proofs: 0

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 34 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 516 grains (33.4 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans, LA) below the eagle's tail on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-60.

Varieties:

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