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1879-O $20 PCGS VF35

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Item sold for:  $33,000.00

1879-O $20 PCGS VF35

DLRC #: 313163 // PCGS #: 8990

The Only Type 3 O-Mint Double Eagle The 1879-O is famous for two reasons: it is the only O-mint type 3 double eagle and boasts a tiny mintage of 2,235 coins of which very few survive. This VF35 example is a great value for the collector looking for this coveted rarity. Very few of these come to market so this is a rare opportunity. The reverse of this coin is XF45 which leads us to believe that the perceived wear on the obverse is more likely due to strike than circulation.

  • Category Gold Coinage
  • Series $20 Liberty Gold
  • Type Liberty head
  • Years for Type 1849-1907
  • Strike Business
  • Denomination Double Eagle
  • Mint Location New Orleans
  • Designer James B. Longacre
  • Composition 90% gold; 10% copper
  • Weight 33.436g
  • Edge Type Reeded
  • Mintage 2,325
Title Realized Sold
1879-O $20 PCGS AU50 $35,000.00 06/18/2007
1879-O $20 NGC XF40 $9,500.00 07/22/2004