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1903 Liberty Head Double Eagle Obverse     1903 Liberty Head Double Eagle Reverse

  
1903 DOUBLE EAGLE OR
$20 GOLD

PCGS Nos: 9043, 9119

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 287,270
Proofs: 158

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 (illustrated above).  ex - Trompeter collection

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1578, illustrated, sold for $17,825.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7562, illustrated, not sold

ICG MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9296, plated, sold for $1,610.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 798, illustrated, sold for $977.50

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7561, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7560, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7944, not illustrated, sold for $747.50

NGC MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7945, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9295, not plated, sold for $1,725.00  From the estate of Harry West

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 364, not illustrated, not sold

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 946, not illustrated, not sold  Purchased from Jack Klausen, June 17, 1968

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 365, not illustrated, sold for $379.50

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2627 at $517.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1909, not plated, sold for $345.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66's.

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

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-65.

Varieties:

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