1878 Liberty Head Double Eagle

1878 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1878 Liberty Head Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,378.01
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
2,295,825
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1878

1878 Liberty Head double eagles are relatively common as many examples of the 2.2 million-plus $20 gold coins from that year still survive to this day. The San Francisco mint produced the lion’s share of those coins, which is not surprising given the West’s role in gold mining. That’s also the region that saw the most use of gold coins in circulation, though bear in mind $20 was a lot of money in the 1870s and, thus, double eagles didn’t see much general usage as compared to smaller denominations.

Here is a breakdown of the mintages and values of 1878 double eagle gold coins:

  • 1878, 543,625; $1,670

  • 1878-CC, 13,180; $11,500

  • 1878-S, 1,739,000; $1,550

  • 1878 proof, 20; $260,000

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

1878 $20 double eagle gold coins weigh 33.44 grams, contain 0.9613 ounces of gold, and are 34 millimeters wide, which means they are between the size 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 a romantic dimension to these classic American coins.



1878 Liberty Head Double Eagle Past Sales & Prices

1878 $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle AU-58 PCGS
Sale Price: $1,413.00
Date Sold: January 14, 2016
1878 $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle AU-58 PCGS
1878-S, $20 Gold Liberty, Double Eagle Coin !!! NGC MS 61 !!! UNCIRCULATED !!!
Sale Price: $1,694.78
Date Sold: December 23, 2015
1878-S, $20 Gold Liberty, Double Eagle Coin !!! NGC MS 61 !!! UNCIRCULATED !!!
1878 $20 GOLD LIBERTY NGC MS 61
Sale Price: $1,680.67
Date Sold: December 06, 2015
1878 $20 GOLD LIBERTY NGC MS 61
1878-S Liberty Head Double Eagle Gold $20 - PCGS VF25 Certified & Graded
Sale Price: $1,264.95
Date Sold: November 29, 2015
1878-S Liberty Head Double Eagle Gold $20 - PCGS VF25 Certified & Graded
1878-S Liberty Gold Double Eagle $20 - ICG MS62 (BU UNC) - $6,830 Guide Value
Sale Price: $3,727.10
Date Sold: November 22, 2015
1878-S Liberty Gold Double Eagle $20 - ICG MS62 (BU UNC) - $6,830 Guide Value
1878 S San Francisco $20 Gold Liberty NGC MS61
Sale Price: $1,788.89
Date Sold: November 17, 2015
1878 S San Francisco $20 Gold Liberty NGC MS61
1878-S $20 LIBERTY GOLD PCGS AU 55 1878 S $20 LIB GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE
Sale Price: $1,426.06
Date Sold: October 26, 2015
1878-S $20 LIBERTY GOLD PCGS AU 55 1878 S $20 LIB GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE
1878 $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle - AU-58 PCGS
Sale Price: $1,350.00
Date Sold: October 20, 2015
1878 S $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle - AU-58 PCGS
1878-S LIBERTY HEAD $20.00 GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE COIN, PCGS CERTIFIED XF details
Sale Price: $1,275.00
Date Sold: October 08, 2015
1878-S LIBERTY HEAD $20.00 GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE COIN, PCGS CERTIFIED XF details
1878 S $20.00 Gold Liberty NGC AU 58
Sale Price: $1,299.00
Date Sold: August 11, 2015
1878 S $20.00 Gold Liberty NGC AU 58
1878 $20 Liberty Double Eagle AU 58 PL (PROOF-LIKE) ANACS
Sale Price: $2,000.00
Date Sold: July 28, 2015
1878 $20 Liberty Double Eagle AU 58 PL (PROOF-LIKE) ANACS

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