1871 Liberty Head Double Eagle

1871 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1871 Liberty Head Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,376.98
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
1,025,537
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1871

Over 1 million 1871 Liberty Head double eagle $20 gold coins were made across the Philadelphia, Carson City, and San Francisco mints, with the mint by the bay handling most of the double eagle production that year. Carson City $20 gold coins are, as if customarily so, the scarcest. Most of the gold-producing mints were located in the West because that’s where the bulk of gold (and silver) was being mined. Accordingly, gold coins tended to circulate far better in that region than back east.

Here is a look at the mintages and values of 1871 double eagle gold coins:

  • 1871, 80,120; $1,950

  • 1871-CC, 17,387; $25,000

  • 1871-S, 928,000; $1,950

  • 1871 proof, 30; $200,000

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

1871 $20 double eagle gold coins weigh 33.44 grams and contain 0.9613 ounces of gold. They also are 34 millimeters wide, which makes 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, which were first struck in 1849, is directly linked to the discovery of gold during the Gold Rush, adds a romantic dimension to these classic American coins.



1871 Liberty Head Double Eagle Past Sales & Prices

1871 S $20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle NGC VF35
Sale Price: $1,355.63
Date Sold: November 24, 2015
1871 S $20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle NGC VF35
1871-S Liberty Double Eagle. AU-55 (NGC).
Sale Price: $1,840.00
Date Sold: September 21, 2015
1871-S Liberty Double Eagle. AU-55 (NGC).
1871 S $20 PCGS MS 60 Gold Liberty Double Eagle Twenty Dollar OGH Uncirculated
Sale Price: $4,361.32
Date Sold: September 13, 2015
1871 S $20 PCGS MS 60 Gold Liberty Double Eagle Twenty Dollar OGH Uncirculated

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