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Obverse of 1892-S Double Eagle     Reverse of 1892-S Double Eagle

  
1892-S DOUBLE EAGLE
OR $20 GOLD

PCGS No: 9021

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 930,150
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:
NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7516, illustrated, not sold

IGC MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 918, unsold

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7515, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7902, not illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

ICG MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1572, illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated, or nearly so.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1890, not plated, sold for $661.25

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7514, not illustrated, sold for $437.00

ANACS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 584, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 345, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1364, not plated, sold for $603.75

Extremely Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1777, sold for $322.00

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 29 MS-64's.

Varieties:

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