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1886 Liberty Head Double Eagle Obverse     1886 Liberty Head Double Eagle Reverse

$20 GOLD

PCGS Nos: 9006, 9102


Circulation strikes: 1,000
Proofs: 106

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-53.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 929, illustrated, sold for $17,825.00  From Stack's sale of the Shapero Collection, October 1971, Lot 1197

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-66's.

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


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