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Obverse of 1888-S Double Eagle     Reverse of 1888-S Double Eagle

  
1888-S DOUBLE EAGLE
OR $20 GOLD

PCGS No: 9009

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 859,600
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

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7892, not illustrated, sold for $2,472.50

NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7891, not illustrated, sold for $2,472.50

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7500, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1399, not illustrated, sold for $690.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot , illustrated, sold for $

NGC MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7499, not illustrated, sold for $632.50

NGC MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7498, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-61.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7890, not illustrated, sold for $379.50

NGC MS-61.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7889, not illustrated, sold for $379.50

PCGS MS-61.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7888, not illustrated, sold for $425.50

AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1164 @$299.00

AU-50, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6064, not plated, sold for $345.00  Ex Public Auction Sale (Stack's 9/99), lot 1387

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 35 MS-64's.

Varieties:

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