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1880 Liberty Head Double Eagle Obverse     1880 Liberty Head Double Eagle Reverse

$20 GOLD

PCGS Nos: 8992, 9096


Circulation strikes: 51,420
Proofs: 36

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:
PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1568, illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-63's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-65.


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