1874 Liberty Head Double Eagle

1874 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1874 Liberty Head Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,442.84
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
1,694,885
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1874

1874 Liberty Head double eagles are relatively common as more than 1.6 million were made, and a good many examples of that date survive to this day. Most of the 1874 output came from the San Francisco mint, with smaller numbers of $20 gold coins being struck at the Philadelphia and San Francisco minting facilities. Gold coins were mainly used in the West, though they did see some circulation in the cities along the eastern seaboard. Bear in mind, however, that $20 was a lot of money in the 1870s, and as such double eagles were mainly used during large transactions, most often banking related.

Here is a breakdown of the mintages and values of 1874 double eagle gold coins:

  • 1874, 365,780; $1,980

  • 1874-CC, 115,085; $4,250

  • 1874-S, 1,214,000; $1,950

  • 1874 proof, 20; $280,000

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

1874 $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 halfway between the widths of a modern-day half dollar and silver dollar. Good advice when buying any pre-1933 gold coins is to purchase only pieces in certified slabs from reputable third-party coin grading firms. That’s because there are many forgeries on the market, and coins in slabs from authentication firms such as the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) or the American Numismatic Association Certification Service (ANACS) can help protect your pocketbook and provide peace of mind.



1874 Liberty Head Double Eagle Past Sales & Prices

1874 CC 20 DOLLAR LIBERTY GOLD COIN IN NGC XF45 EXTRA FINE CONDITION
Sale Price: $3,423.00
Date Sold: January 03, 2016
1874 CC 20 DOLLAR LIBERTY GOLD COIN IN NGC XF45 EXTRA FINE CONDITION
1874-S Liberty Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin PCGS AU55 Certified
Sale Price: $1,375.00
Date Sold: December 17, 2015
1874-S Liberty Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin PCGS AU55 Certified
1874-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle Gold Coin PCGS AU55
Sale Price: $1,350.00
Date Sold: December 12, 2015
1874-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle Gold Coin PCGS AU55
1874 $20 Gold Liberty MS61 PCGS
Sale Price: $4,800.00
Date Sold: December 03, 2015
1874 $20 Gold Liberty MS61 PCGS
1874 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS 60 TYPE II
Sale Price: $2,550.00
Date Sold: December 03, 2015
1874 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS 60 TYPE II
1874-S United States $20 GOLD Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU 58
Sale Price: $1,400.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1874-S United States $20 GOLD Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU 58
1874-CC Double Eagle Type 2 $20 Gold Liberty PCGS XF-45 -132066
Sale Price: $4,208.00
Date Sold: November 14, 2015
1874-CC Double Eagle Type 2 $20 Gold Liberty PCGS XF-45 -132066
1874 S PCGS AU-55 $20 LIBERTY HEAD DOUBLE EAGLE
Sale Price: $1,495.00
Date Sold: November 10, 2015
1874 S PCGS AU-55 $20 LIBERTY HEAD DOUBLE EAGLE
Certified US Gold $20 Liberty 1874-CC VF30 NGC
Sale Price: $2,942.50
Date Sold: November 03, 2015
Certified US Gold $20 Liberty 1874-CC VF30 NGC
1874 $20 Gold Liberty MS61 PCGS
Sale Price: $4,835.00
Date Sold: October 12, 2015
1874 $20 Gold Liberty MS61 PCGS
1874 S Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin NGC AU 58
Sale Price: $1,699.99
Date Sold: October 07, 2015
1874 S Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin NGC AU 58
1874-CC Gold $20 Liberty PCGS XF45 - Freshly Graded PQ!!
Sale Price: $3,850.00
Date Sold: October 05, 2015
1874-CC Gold $20 Liberty PCGS XF45 - Freshly Graded PQ!!
HIGHER GRADE - 1874-S U.S. $20.00 GOLD LIBERTY COIN - NGC AU 58 - $1.00 NR
Sale Price: $1,434.00
Date Sold: September 20, 2015
HIGHER GRADE - 1874-S U.S. $20.00 GOLD LIBERTY COIN - NGC AU 58 - $1.00 NR
HIGHER GRADE - 1874-S U.S. $20.00 GOLD LIBERTY COIN - NGC AU 58 - $1.00 NR
Sale Price: $1,377.01
Date Sold: September 18, 2015
HIGHER GRADE - 1874-S U.S. $20.00 GOLD LIBERTY COIN - NGC AU 58 - $1.00 NR
1874-S $20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle NGC AU50
Sale Price: $1,600.00
Date Sold: September 07, 2015
1874-S $20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle NGC AU50
1874-CC Liberty Head $20 Twenty Dollar Gold Coin ANACS AU 55 Details.
Sale Price: $3,700.00
Date Sold: August 24, 2015
1874-CC Liberty Head $20 Twenty Dollar Gold Coin ANACS AU 55 Details.
1874 S Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin NGC AU 58
Sale Price: $1,699.99
Date Sold: August 17, 2015
1874 S Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin NGC AU 58
1874-CC $20 Gold Liberty XF45 PCGS
Sale Price: $3,200.00
Date Sold: August 14, 2015
1874-CC $20 Gold Liberty XF45 PCGS
1874-S $20 Gold Liberty Head Double Eagle PCGS AU53
Sale Price: $1,765.00
Date Sold: July 29, 2015
1874-S $20 Gold Liberty Head Double Eagle PCGS AU53
1874-S United States $20 GOLD Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU 53
Sale Price: $1,303.00
Date Sold: July 28, 2015
1874-S United States $20 GOLD Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU 53

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