1879 Liberty Head Double Eagle

1879 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1879 Liberty Head Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,467.13
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
1,444,463
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1879

1879 Liberty Head double eagles are among considerably common, as 1.4 million pieces were originally struck, and a decent share survive to this day. 1879 marked the first time that four mints would strike $20 gold coins during the same year, with Philadelphia, Carson City, New Orleans, and San Francisco contributing to the production of Liberty Head double eagles. This would also mark the first time since 1861 that the New Orleans mint struck double eagles.

Here is a look at the mintages and values of 1879 double eagle gold coins:

  • 1879, 207,600; $1,725

  • 1879-CC, 10,708; $10,000

  • 1879-O, 2,325; $32,000

  • 1879-S, 1,223,800; $1,550

  • 1879 proof, 30; $250,000

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

1879 $20 double eagle gold coins weigh 33.44 grams, contain 0.9613 ounces of gold, and measure 34 millimeters wide. The double eagle’s heavy weight and large size help ensure their popularity among both numismatists and bullion investors alike. James B. Longacre, who served as the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, originally designed the Liberty Head double eagle in 1849. He also designed several other popular coins, including the Indian Head penny and 2 Cent coin.



1879 Liberty Head Double Eagle Past Sales & Prices

1879 NGC AU58 LIBERTY HEAD $20 GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE (673NAM)
Sale Price: $1,390.00
Date Sold: January 21, 2016
1879 NGC AU58 LIBERTY HEAD $20 GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE (673NAM)
1879 S Gold Double Eagle PCGS AU 50 # 104
Sale Price: $1,200.00
Date Sold: December 12, 2015
1879 S Gold Double Eagle PCGS AU 50 # 104
1879-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle AU-55 PCGS - SKU #92217
Sale Price: $1,450.80
Date Sold: December 03, 2015
1879-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle AU-55 PCGS - SKU #92217
RARE DATE EARLY $20 LIBERTY SAN FRANCISCO GOLD COIN NGC AU53 1879-S OPENS AT 99C
Sale Price: $1,349.00
Date Sold: November 28, 2015
RARE DATE EARLY $20 LIBERTY SAN FRANCISCO GOLD COIN NGC AU53 1879-S OPENS AT 99C
1879-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle AU-58 PCGS
Sale Price: $1,538.68
Date Sold: November 25, 2015
1879-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle AU-58 PCGS
1879-CC $20 Gold Coin PCGS XF40
Sale Price: $9,000.00
Date Sold: November 24, 2015
1879-CC $20 Gold Coin PCGS XF40
1879-CC $20 LIBERTY **CARSON CITY** GOLD +++ CERTIFIED NGC XF +++ DETAILS
Sale Price: $3,995.00
Date Sold: November 24, 2015
1879-CC $20 LIBERTY **CARSON CITY** GOLD +++ CERTIFIED NGC XF +++ DETAILS
1879-S LIBERTY HEAD GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS AU 55
Sale Price: $1,423.00
Date Sold: September 09, 2015
1879-S LIBERTY HEAD GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS AU 55
1879 P $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU 55 - Rare Low Mintage
Sale Price: $1,600.00
Date Sold: July 31, 2015
1879 P $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU 55 - Rare Low Mintage

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