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1905-S DOUBLE EAGLE
OR $20 GOLD

PCGS No: 9048

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,813,000
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:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9308, plated, sold for $2,760.00  From the estate of Harry West

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9309, plated, sold for $3,030.25

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9307, not plated, sold for $414.00  From the estate of Fred Firestone

Brilliant Uncirculated with strong claims to Choice.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1915, not plated, sold for $345.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1402, not plated, sold for $310.00

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

Varieties:

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