1860 Liberty Head Double Eagle

1860 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1860 Liberty Head Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,467.13
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
1,129,279
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1860

1860 Liberty Head double eagle $20 gold coins were made in large quantity, with about 1 million pieces rolling off the U.S. Mint’s presses that year. A roughly equal share was made at the Philadelphia and San Francisco mints, with a small number coming from the New Orleans mint.

1860 $20 double eagle gold coins weigh 33.44 grams and contain 0.9613 ounces of gold. They’re also 34 millimeters wide, which places their diameter about midway between the widths of a modern-day half dollar and silver dollar. The double eagle’s heavy weight and large size make them very popular among coin collectors and investors alike, though the history behind these coins – directly linked to the discovery of gold during the Gold Rush – adds an even greater allure to these classic American coins.

Below is a glance at the mintages and values of 1860 double eagle gold coins:

  • 1860, 577,670; $2,475

  • 1860-O, 6,600; $14,500

  • 1860-S, 544,950; $2,225

  • 1860 proof, 59; $250,000

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

As is the case with virtually all pre-1933 U.S. gold coins, it should be remembered that 1860 gold double eagles are much scarcer than the mintage figures above would suggest. This is especially true for the 1860-O $20 gold coin, which already saw a tiny production figure to begin with. Add in the fact that many were melted and few were preserved, and the 1860-O double eagle becomes a very rare coin indeed. For peace of mind, if you decide to pursue buying an 1860 gold double eagle, be sure it’s in a certified slab from a reputable third-party coin grading firm.



1860 Liberty Head Double Eagle Past Sales & Prices

1860 S Liberty $20 Gold Double Eagle Coin NGC Certified XF Details
Sale Price: $1,750.00
Date Sold: November 23, 2015
1860 S Liberty $20 Gold Double Eagle Coin NGC Certified XF Details
US 1860 $20 Liberty Gold coin, certified NGC XF45, Pre-civil war date
Sale Price: $1,500.00
Date Sold: November 23, 2015
US 1860 $20 Liberty Gold coin, certified NGC XF45, Pre-civil war date
1860-S $20 Liberty Gold Coin NGC AU 58 RARE Date
Sale Price: $5,450.00
Date Sold: November 20, 2015
1860-S $20 Liberty Gold Coin NGC AU 58 RARE Date
1860 Liberty Head $20 NGC AU55 POPULAR PHILLY DATE
Sale Price: $2,707.10
Date Sold: November 16, 2015
1860 Liberty Head $20 NGC AU55 POPULAR PHILLY DATE
1860-S $20.00 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD PCGS VF-35, PREMIUM QUALITY!++
Sale Price: $2,495.00
Date Sold: September 24, 2015
1860-S $20.00 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD PCGS VF-35, PREMIUM QUALITY!++

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