1868 Liberty Head Double Eagle

1868 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1868 Liberty Head Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,378.30
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
936,100
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1868

Less than 1 million 1868 Liberty Head double eagles were made at the Philadelphia and San Francisco mints, which means they are among the scarcer $20 gold coins. James B. Longacre originally designed the double eagle gold coin in 1849, which was during the height of the Gold Rush in California. Not surprisingly, the San Francisco mint had the larger output of gold coins during many given years, and that was indeed the case in 1868.

Here’s a rundown of the mintages and values of 1868 $20 gold coins:

  • 1868, 98,575; $2,100

  • 1868-S, 837,500; $1,960

  • 1868 proof, 25; $200,000

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

1868 $20 double eagle gold coins weigh 33.44 grams and contain 0.9613 ounces of gold. They’re also 34 millimeters wide, which means they are roughly halfway between the width of a modern-day half dollar and a typical silver dollar. The double eagle’s heavy weight and large size make them very popular among coin collectors and investors alike. Because pre-1933 gold coins are rare – much more so than their mintages would suggest – it’s prudent to buy only certified specimens in slabs from reputable third-party coin grading firms.



1868 Liberty Head Double Eagle Past Sales & Prices

1868-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU 53
Sale Price: $2,042.25
Date Sold: January 22, 2016
1868-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU 53
1868-S NGC AU50 $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle
Sale Price: $2,100.00
Date Sold: January 20, 2016
1868-S NGC AU50 $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1868 $20 Gold Coin NGC XF40
Sale Price: $2,600.00
Date Sold: January 18, 2016
1868 $20 Gold Coin NGC XF40
1868-S $20 Gold Coin NGC AU53
Sale Price: $2,369.00
Date Sold: January 12, 2016
1868-S $20 Gold Coin NGC AU53
$20 1868 S DOUBLE EAGLE TWENTY DOLLAR GOLD COIN PCGS AU DETAILS
Sale Price: $1,750.00
Date Sold: January 03, 2016
$20 1868 S DOUBLE EAGLE TWENTY DOLLAR GOLD COIN PCGS AU DETAILS
1868-S $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle XF-45 NGC
Sale Price: $1,550.00
Date Sold: November 08, 2015
1868-S $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle XF-45 NGC
1868 S $20 Gold Double Eagle - NGC AU 55 - Nice Gold Coin!
Sale Price: $2,863.00
Date Sold: October 15, 2015
1868 S $20 Gold Double Eagle - NGC AU 55 - Nice Gold Coin!
1868 S $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle AU 55 NGC certified
Sale Price: $2,885.00
Date Sold: October 04, 2015
1868 S $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle AU 55 NGC certified

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