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1885 Liberty Head Double Eagle Obverse     1885 Liberty Head Double Eagle Reverse

$20 GOLD

PCGS Nos: 9003, 9101


Circulation strikes: 751
Proofs: 77

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

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-63's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-65's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-66.

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-67 Cameo
Sold by Albanese Rare Coins in February 2005 for $212,750.00

Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - Trompeter collection

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, January 2005" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

Email correspondence from Dean Albanese, February 10, 2005