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Obverse of 1893-S Double Eagle     Reverse of 1893-S Double Eagle

  
1893-S DOUBLE EAGLE
OR $20 GOLD

PCGS No: 9024

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 996,175
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:
ICG MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 919, unsold

NGC MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7908, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7909, not illustrated, sold for $408.25

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1779, sold for $345.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1365, not plated, sold for $402.50

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4156, not illustrated, sold for $310.00

AU-53.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 270, sold for $322.00

Extremely Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1780, sold for $322.00

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