1862 Liberty Head Double Eagle

1862 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1862 Liberty Head Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,379.65
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
946,341
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1862

Less than 1 million 1862 Liberty Head double eagles were made, which makes them among the scarcer $20 gold coins. Still, they are not prohibitively expensive for typical gold coin collectors and are relatively easy to locate with a bit of dedicated searching at coin shops that specialize in pre-1933 U.S. gold coins or at auctions. 1862 double eagles weigh 33.44 grams, contain 0.9613 ounces of gold, and are 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 favorites for many 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 look at the mintages and values of 1862 double eagle gold coins:

  • 1862, 92,133; $4,850

  • 1862-S, 854,173; $2,425

  • 1862 proof, 35; $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, 1862 gold double eagles are much scarcer than their original mintage figures listed above would usually suggest. For your protection when buying these coins, be sure they are authenticated by reputable, third-party coin grading companies such as the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC).



1862 Liberty Head Double Eagle Past Sales & Prices

1862 S Gold Double Eagle NGC XF DETAILS # 105
Sale Price: $1,353.88
Date Sold: December 12, 2015
1862 S Gold Double Eagle NGC XF DETAILS # 105
1862-S SS Republic $20 Liberty Head Gold Eagle NGC AU58 Shipwreck Coin sku 8251
Sale Price: $6,930.00
Date Sold: December 03, 2015
1862-S SS Republic $20 Liberty Head Gold Eagle NGC AU58 Shipwreck Coin sku 8251
1862 S Liberty Double Eagle 20$ Gold Coin NGC Certified XF 45 Nice!
Sale Price: $2,116.00
Date Sold: November 28, 2015
1862 S Liberty Double Eagle 20$ Gold Coin NGC Certified XF 45 Nice!
1862 S NGC $20 GOLD LIBERTY DOUBLE EAGLE COIN AU DETAILS
Sale Price: $1,875.00
Date Sold: November 27, 2015
1862 S NGC $20 GOLD LIBERTY DOUBLE EAGLE COIN AU DETAILS
1862-S Gold $20 Double Eagle PCGS AU-53
Sale Price: $3,950.00
Date Sold: November 19, 2015
1862-S Gold $20 Double Eagle PCGS AU-53
1862-S $20 Gold Double Eagle NGC AU DETAILS
Sale Price: $1,575.00
Date Sold: October 17, 2015
1862-S $20 Gold Double Eagle NGC AU DETAILS
1862-S NGC CERTIFIED $20 UNITED STATES LIBERTY GOLD AMERICAN COIN AU DETAILS
Sale Price: $2,500.00
Date Sold: September 27, 2015
1862-S NGC CERTIFIED $20 UNITED STATES LIBERTY GOLD AMERICAN COIN AU DETAILS
1862-S $20 Gold Coin - No Motto - XF Details NGC - Free Shipping - Civil War Era
Sale Price: $1,800.00
Date Sold: August 07, 2015
1862-S $20 Gold Coin - No Motto - XF Details NGC - Free Shipping - Civil War Era

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