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1898 Liberty Head Double Eagle Obverse     1898 Liberty Head Double Eagle Reverse
  

  
1898 DOUBLE EAGLE OR
$20 GOLD

PCGS Nos: 9033, 9114

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 170,395
Proofs: 75

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.  Ex - Trompeter collection

Proof.  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's 2000 ANA Mid-Winter sale

Recent appearances:
Proof 63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4160, illustrated, sold for $9,775.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7541, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7540, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9274, not plated, sold for $920.00

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7539, not illustrated, sold for $471.50

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7538, not illustrated, sold for $471.50

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7537, not illustrated, sold for $471.50

NGC MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7536, not illustrated, not sold $471.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1796 @$322.00

EF/AU.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1797 @$322.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 6 MS-64's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-66's.

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

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-66.

Varieties:

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