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1905 Liberty Head Double Eagle Obverse     1905 Liberty Head Double Eagle Reverse

$20 GOLD

PCGS Nos: 9047, 9121


Circulation strikes: 58,919
Proofs: 92

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:
PCGS Proof-55.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7977, illustrated, sold for $3,910.00  Previously offered in May 2000 Central States Sale, lot 7897

AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5733, illustrated, sold for $833.75

ANACS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 401, not illustrated, sold for $488.50

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-64's.

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


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