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Obverse of 1896-S Double Eagle     Reverse of 1896-S Double Eagle


1896-S DOUBLE EAGLE

PCGS No: 9030

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,403,925
Proofs: 0

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:
PCGS MS-64.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc's "Santa Clara" sale, November 18-20, Lot 6960

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9268, not plated, unsold

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7533, not illustrated, not sold 

NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7922, not illustrated, sold for $1,035.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7532, not illustrated, not sold

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2589, unsold

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1370, not plated, sold for $575.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1371, not plated, sold for $402.50

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7531, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7921, not illustrated, sold for $391.00

NGC MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7920, not illustrated, sold for $431.25

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 941, not illustrated, sold for $345.00  Purchased from Jack Klausen, June 17, 1968

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1174, sold for $448.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9267, not plated, sold for $417.45

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1414, not illustrated, sold for $431.25

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1415, not illustrated, sold for $391.00

MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1175, sold for $333.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1791, sold for $333.50

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1416, not illustrated, sold for $322.00

Very Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1372, not plated, sold for $276.00

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67, a full three points ahead of the next best examples!

Varieties:

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