1855 Liberty Head Double Eagle

1855 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1855 Liberty Head Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,369.20
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
1,252,341
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1855

1855 Liberty Head double eagles are large, heavy $20 gold coins that weigh 33.44 grams, contain 0.9613 ounces of gold, and measure 34 millimeters wide. Around 1.2 million double eagles were made in 1855, which, with few exceptions, was a relatively average-to-high output during the era. Certainly, several years saw lower mintages, but by no means is the 1855 double eagle a common coin. In fact, no pre-1933 U.S. gold coin is really “common” in the absolute sense, even if they are often encountered at coin dealers.

Here’s a look at the mintages and values of 1855 Liberty Head double eagles:

  • 1855, 364,666; $2,225

  • 1855-O, 8,000; $20,000

  • 1855-S, 879,675; $2,475

*Values are for coins in a grade of Extremely Fine 40.

The 1855-O double eagle is actually much rare than even the low mintage figure of 8,000, listed above, would suggest. In fact, virtually all pre-1933 U.S. gold coins are considerably scarcer than their published mintage numbers. When it comes to old U.S. coins, one should refer to mintage figures on an anecdotal basis. Remember, most gold coins have been melted over the years, leaving behind tiny fractions of their original production for coin collectors and investors today.



1855 Liberty Head Double Eagle Past Sales & Prices

1855-S $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle Gold ANACS AU DETAILS XF45 Details Dollar Coin sku8577
Sale Price: $1,393.55
Date Sold: January 13, 2016
1855-S $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle Gold ANACS AU DETAILS XF45 Details Dollar Coin sku8577
1855 $20 Gold Liberty - Double Eagle AU58 PCGS ~ CAC
Sale Price: $5,800.00
Date Sold: December 05, 2015
1855 $20 Gold Liberty - Double Eagle AU58 PCGS ~ CAC
1855-S Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle $20 Salt H2O Damage - AU Details PCGS
Sale Price: $1,994.00
Date Sold: November 15, 2015
1855-S Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle $20 Salt H2O Damage - AU Details PCGS
1855 S San Francisco $20 double Eagle PCGS XF 45 KEY DATE!
Sale Price: $2,100.00
Date Sold: November 06, 2015
1855 S San Francisco $20 double Eagle PCGS XF 45 KEY DATE!
1855 UNITED STATES $20 GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE LIBERTY PCGS XF40 - BEAUTY!
Sale Price: $2,113.18
Date Sold: September 21, 2015
1855 UNITED STATES $20 GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE LIBERTY PCGS XF40 - BEAUTY!
1855 $20 PCGS AU 53 Gold Double Eagle Liberty PQ Twenty Dollar, Sharp Luster
Sale Price: $2,800.00
Date Sold: August 23, 2015
1855 $20 PCGS AU 53 Gold Double Eagle Liberty PQ Twenty Dollar, Sharp Luster
1855-S $20 Gold Coin - AU Details - NGC - Free Shipping
Sale Price: $2,050.00
Date Sold: August 11, 2015
1855-S $20 Gold Coin - AU Details - NGC - Free Shipping
1855 $20 Gold Double Eagle PCGS AU55 OGH
Sale Price: $4,825.00
Date Sold: August 09, 2015
1855 $20 Gold Double Eagle PCGS AU55 OGH
1855 S $20 Gold Liberty Head Double Eagle (NGC AU 55 au55) US Coin (9138)
Sale Price: $3,195.00
Date Sold: July 30, 2015
1855 S $20 Gold Liberty Head Double Eagle (NGC AU 55 au55) US Coin (9138)
1855-S $20 NGC XF DETS LT CLEANING LIBERTY RARE DOUBLE EAGLE MINT LUSTER
Sale Price: $1,960.00
Date Sold: July 29, 2015
1855-S $20 NGC XF DETS LT CLEANING LIBERTY RARE DOUBLE EAGLE MINT LUSTER

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