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1901-S DOUBLE EAGLE
OR $20 GOLD

PCGS No: 9040

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,596,000
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

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9293, plated, sold for $4,600.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9291, not plated, sold for $1,322.50

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9292, not plated, sold for $1,610.00  From the estate of Harry West

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1423, not illustrated, sold for $1,207.50

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 945, not illustrated, sold for $414.00  Purchased from Robert Roth, date unrecorded

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 362, not illustrated, sold for $373.75

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1815 @$345.00

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1816 @$345.00

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

Varieties:

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