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1887-S DOUBLE EAGLE
OR $20 GOLD

PCGS No: 9007

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 283,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 34 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 516 grains (33.4 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) below the eagle's tail on the reverse
    

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-60.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7493, not illustrated, not sold

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1771, sold for $391.00

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2567, sold for $368.00

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7492, not illustrated, sold for $385.25

Very Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1362, not plated, sold for $287.50

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

Varieties:

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