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Type 3 Double Eagles
LIBERTY HEAD (WITH MOTTO ON REVERSE) TWENTY DOLLARS
TYPE III DOUBLE EAGLE (1877-1907)
1877-CC Double Eagle
"TWENTY DOLLARS" ON REVERSE (1877-1907)
Longacre’s Liberty Head Type 3 Double Eagle (1877-1907): The design change that brought about the Type 3 Double Eagle was the denomination. It went from TWENTY D. to TWENTY DOLLARS. Like the addition of the motto to the reverse of the previous Double Eagle, it did not cause any major change in the rest of the coin’s design. William Barber who by then was the Engraver following Longacre’s death in 1869 made the modification. Later, his son Charles further modified the reverse of the Double Eagle by smoothing the back of the eagle’s neck. Many of the twentieth century Double Eagle Coins have the new reverse, but some were made from left over hubs and have the 1899 reverse.

During this time period there were extremes of coin mintage. There were several years that saw Double Eagles’ mintages of over a million and even two million coins. However, the largest was 1904, which had a mintage of 6,256,699. Many of these were saved in European banks and are available in quantity today. On the other hand, there were great rarities created by low mintages. In 1886 there were only 1,000 coins minted, and that was the third lowest. The years 1885 and 1882 saw 751 and 571 respectively. Of course authentication is required for these rarities because the S mint mark could easily be removed from the common dates of 1885-S and the 1882-S.

Specifications:
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 33.436 grams (516 grains) (1.075 troy ounces)
Diameter: 34 millimeters
Composition: 90% gold, 10% copper
Gold Content: 30.093 grams (464.4 grains) (0.9675 troy ounces)

DATE NOTES
Common in VF to AU grades; available in lower Mint State grades; the finest certified are 2 in MS64; also seen with prooflike surfaces. Approximately 11 proofs known in all grades.
Available in VF to AU condition; rare in Mint State; the finest certified are 11 in MS62 condition; also seen with prooflike surfaces. 1877-CC $20 NGC AU58
Common in lower Mint State grades; rare above MS62; the finest certified are 2 in MS65; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Common in grades up to MS61; rare in MS63 and above; the finest certified are 12 in MS64; also seen with prooflike surfaces; a doubled die and quadrupled die reverse are also known. Approximately 9 proofs known in all grades.
Common in grades up to MS61 and available in MS62; the finest certified is a single MS64 example; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Lower mintage key date coin; about 400 are known in all grades; usually seen in VF to XF condition; the finest certified are 2 in MS62.
Available in grades up to MS61; rare above MS62; the finest certified are 3 in MS65; also seen with prooflike surfaces; also seen with a doubled die reverse. Approximately 11 proofs known in all grades.
Very low mintage; only about 150 known in all grades; usually seen in VF to XF condition; the finest certified is a single MS63 example.
Available in grades up to MS61; rare above MS62; the finest certified is a single MS64 example; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Lower mintage coin; scarce in all grades; rare in Mint State with only 15 certified; the finest certified are 2 in MS62.
Scarce in all grades; rare above MS61; the finest certified are 7 in MS63; also seen with prooflike surfaces. Approximately 11 proofs known in all grades.
Scarce in all grades; rare above MS62; the finest certified is a single MS66 example; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Extremely low mintage issue; approximately 50 are known in all grades; only 5 have been certified Mint State, of which 4 are the finest at MS61. Approximately 19 proofs known in all grades.
Available in grades up to MS61; scarce in MS62; the finest certified is a single MS66 example; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Lowest mintage regular double eagle and one of the lowest mintage gold coins; approximately 30 are known in all grades; 29 have been certified by both services; the finest certified is a single MS62 example; also seen with prooflike surfaces. Approximately 15 proofs known in all grades.
Available in grades up to AU58; scarce in lower Mint State grades; the finest certified are 2 in MS63; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Common in grades up to MS62; scarce in MS63; the finest is a single MS64 example.
Struck only as proofs. Approximately 22 known in all grades.
Available in grades up to MS61; rare above MS61; the finest certified are 5 in MS63.
Common in grades up to MS62; scarce in MS63; the finest certified are 16 in MS64; also seen with prooflike surfaces. 1883-S Double Eagle PCGS MS64
Struck only as proofs. Approximately 19 known in all grades.
Available in grades up to MS61; scarce in MS62; the finest certified are 11 in MS63; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Common in grades up to MS62; rare in MS64; the finest certified is a single MS65 example; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Extremely low mintage coin; rare in all grades; fewer than 100 known; the finest certified are 2 in MS63; also seen with prooflike surfaces. Approximately 17 proofs known in all grades.
Scarce in all grades; rare in Mint State with only 41 certified in all MS grades; the finest certified is a single MS63 example.
Common in grades up to MS63; the finest certified is a single MS65 example; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Very low mintage; rare in all grades; only approximately 50 known; only 5 certified in Mint State, the finest of which is a single MS65 example. Approximately 22 proofs known in all grades.
Struck only as proofs. Approximately 27 known in all grades.
Usually seen in circulated or low Mint State grades; scarce in MS63; the finest certified are 2 in MS65 condition.
Common in VF to MS62; rare in higher Mint State grades; the finest certified are 4 in MS65 condition. Also seen with doubled die reverse. Approximately 27 proofs known in all grades.
Common in grades up to MS63; scarce in MS64; the finest certified is a single MS65 example; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Available in grades up to MS62; the finest certified are 25 in MS63. Approximately 13 proofs known in all grades.
Available in grades from AU to MS62; rare in higher Mint State grades; the finest certified is a single MS64 example.
Common in grades up to MS63; the finest certified are 18 in MS64; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Common in grades up to MS62; rare in higher Mint State grades; the finest certified is a single MS66 example; also seen with prooflike surfaces. Approximately 15 proofs known in all grades.
Available in grades up to AU58; scarce in Mint State; the finest certified are 6 in MS63. 1890-CC $20 NGC AU55
Common in grades up to MS62; scarce in MS63; rare in higher Mint State grades; the finest certified are 2 in MS65; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Low mintage; rare date; approximately 100 known in all grades; 10 have been certified Mint State, the finest of which is a single MS64 example. Approximately 24 proofs known in all grades.
Low mintage; scarce in uncirculated grades; rare in Mint State with only 51 certified in all grades, the finest of which are 2 in MS63.
Common in grades up to MS63; scarce in MS64; the finest certified are 3 in MS65; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Low mintage; scarce in all grades; only 270 certified in all grades; the finest certified is a single MS68 example; also seen with prooflike surfaces. Approximately 26 proofs known in all grades.
Available in grades up to AU58; scarce in Mint State grades; the finest certified are 10 in MS63; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Common in grades from VF to MS63; scarce in MS64; the finest certified are 2 in MS66; also seen with prooflike surfaces. 1892-S Double Eagle NGC MS66, 1892-S Double Eagle NGC MS64
Common in grades from VG to MS63; scarce in MS64; the finest certified is a single MS67 example; also seen with prooflike surfaces. Approximately 17 proofs known in all grades.
Available in grades up to MS62; scarce in MS63; the finest certified is a single MS64 example; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Common up to MS63; the finest certified are 2 in MS65; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Common in grades up to MS63; the finest certified is a single MS67 example; also seen with prooflike surfaces. Approximately 21 proofs known in all grades.
Common in grades up to MS63; the finest certified are 9 in MS65; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Common in grades up to MS64; the finest certified are 10 in MS65; also seen with prooflike surfaces. Approximately 22 proofs known in all grades.
Common in grades up to MS63; the finest certified is a single MS66 example; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Common in grades up to MS63; the finest certified are 2 in MS67; also seen with prooflike surfaces; also found with 1896/1896 doubled date. Approximately 45 proofs known in all grades.
Common in grades up to MS63; the finest certified is a single MS67 example; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Common in grades up to MS64; the finest certified are 17 in MS65; also seen with prooflike surfaces. Approximately 37 proofs known in all grades.
Common in grades up to MS64; the finest certified are 2 in MS67; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Common in grades up to MS62; the finest certified are 29 in MS64; also seen with prooflike surfaces. Approximately 45 proofs known in all grades.
Common in grades up to MS64; available in MS65; the finest certified are 4 in MS67; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Common in grades up to MS64; scarce in MS65; the finest certified are 2 in MS66; also seen with prooflike surfaces. Approximately 35 proofs known in all grades.
Common in grades up to MS64; rare in MS65; the finest certified are 2 in MS68; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Very common in grades up to MS64; available in MS65; the finest certified are 7 in MS66; also seen with prooflike surfaces. Approximately 55-60 proofs known in all grades.
Common in grades up to MS63; scarce in MS64; the finest certified is a single MS67 example; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Common in grades up to MS65; the finest certified are 4 in MS66 condition; also seen with prooflike surfaces. Approximately 45 proofs known in all grades.
Common in grades up to MS63; scarce in MS64; the finest certified is a single MS66 example; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Lowest 20th century mintage; available in grades up to MS62; only 11 certified above MS63; the finest certified is a single MS66 example. Approximately 45 proofs known in all grades. 1902 $20 PCGS MS63
Common in grades up to MS63; scarce in MS64; the finest certified is a single MS67+ example; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Common in grades up to MS65; the finest certified are 11 in MS66; also seen with prooflike surfaces. Approximately 55 proofs known in all grades.
Common in grades up to MS64; the finest certified are 34 in MS65; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Common in grades up to MS65; available in MS66; the finest certified are 3 in MS67; also seen with prooflike surfaces. Approximately 60 proofs known in all grades.
Common in grades up to MS65; the finest certified are 3 in MS66; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Available in grades up to MS62; rare in higher Mint State grades; the finest certified is a single MS65 example. Approximately 42 proofs known in all grades.
Common in grades up to MS63; scarce in MS64; the finest certified is a single MS67 example; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Available in grades up to MS62; scarce in MS63; the finest certified are 2 in MS66. Approximately 55 proofs known in all grades.
Common in grades up to MS63; available in MS64; the finest certified are 2 in MS66.
Common in grades up to MS63; available in MS64; the finest certified is a single MS66 example; also seen with prooflike surfaces. 1906-S $20 PCGS MS63
Common in grades up to MS64; the finest certified is a single MS65+ example; also seen with prooflike surfaces. Approximately 50 proofs known in all grades.
Common in grades up to MS64; available in MS65; the finest certified are 3 in MS67; also seen with prooflike surfaces.
Common in grades up to MS64; the finest certified is a single MS65+ example; also seen with prooflike surfaces. 1907-S Double Eagle NGC MS65


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