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1889-S DOUBLE EAGLE
OR $20 GOLD

PCGS No: 9012

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 774,700
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-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7896, not illustrated, sold for $603.75

NGC MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7895, not illustrated, sold for $603.75

PCGS MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7894, not illustrated, sold for $661.25

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9247, not plated, sold for $563.50

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1403, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-61.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7893, not illustrated, sold for $379.50

NGC MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7502, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7501, not illustrated, not sold

VF/EF.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1773 @$322.00

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-64's.

Varieties:

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