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1890 Liberty Head Double Eagle Obverse     1890 Liberty Head Double Eagle Reverse
 

  
1890 DOUBLE EAGLE OR
$20 GOLD

PCGS Nos: 9013, 9106

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 75,940
Proofs: 55

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:
MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 934, illustrated, sold for $2,990.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, February 4, 1972

MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5719, not illustrated, sold for $356.50

PCGS MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1166, sold for $862.00

MS-60.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 914, sold for $747.50

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-64's.

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

Varieties:

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