1883 Liberty Head Double Eagle

1883 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1883 Liberty Head Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,442.93
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
1,249,054
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1883

1883 Liberty Head double eagles are rather common by date, as more than 1.2 million were made and many still survive. The San Francisco mint, which was geographically situated in the heart of Gold Rush country in California, not surprisingly handled the bulk of $20 gold coin production that year. While gold coins were mainly used in the West, some did see circulation in the larger cities along the eastern seaboard. Bear in mind that $20 was a lot of money in the 1860s, 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 1883 double eagle gold coins:

  • 1883 (proof only), 92; $195,000

  • 1883-CC, 59,962; $3,200

  • 1883-S, 1,189,000; $1,550

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

1883 $20 double eagle gold coins weigh 33.44 grams, contain 0.9613 ounces of gold, and measure 34 millimeters wide. The $20 gold coin’s hefty weight and sizable diameter are two reasons the double eagle remains popular with both numismatists and coin collectors today. Their historical value is another important factor behind the perennial popularity of double eagle $20 gold coins.



1883 Liberty Head Double Eagle Past Sales & Prices

1883 S Liberty, NGC MS 61, $20 Double Eagle, Gold Coin **RARE**
Sale Price: $1,475.00
Date Sold: January 18, 2016
1883 S Liberty, NGC MS 61, $20 Double Eagle, Gold Coin **RARE**
1883-S $20 Gold Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle Coin Graded PCGS MS 61! (Harder Date)
Sale Price: $1,650.00
Date Sold: January 05, 2016
1883-S $20 Gold Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle Coin Graded PCGS MS 61! (Harder Date)
1883 S $20 Dollar Liberty Double Eagle GOLD Coin NGC AU58 Almost Uncirculated
Sale Price: $1,348.63
Date Sold: December 06, 2015
1883 S $20 Dollar Liberty Double Eagle GOLD Coin NGC AU58 Almost Uncirculated
1883-S $20 Lib Gold Double Eagle, PCGS AU58, choice & PQ David Kahn Rare Coins
Sale Price: $1,335.00
Date Sold: December 06, 2015
1883-S $20 Lib Gold Double Eagle, PCGS AU58, choice & PQ David Kahn Rare Coins
1883-S $20 PCGS MS61 - Liberty Double Eagle - Gold Coin
Sale Price: $1,620.00
Date Sold: December 02, 2015
1883-S $20 PCGS MS61 - Liberty Double Eagle - Gold Coin
1883-S Double Eagle $20 Gold Liberty PCGS MS-60 -139689
Sale Price: $1,499.00
Date Sold: November 29, 2015
1883-S Double Eagle $20 Gold Liberty PCGS MS-60 -139689
1883-CC Gold $20 Liberty Head NGC XF-45, No Reserve
Sale Price: $3,226.15
Date Sold: November 24, 2015
1883-CC Gold $20 Liberty Head NGC XF-45, No Reserve
1883-CC $20 GOLD LIBERTY CARSON CITY PCGS XF45 CAC! PQ!
Sale Price: $3,699.00
Date Sold: November 20, 2015
1883-CC $20 GOLD LIBERTY CARSON CITY PCGS XF45 CAC! PQ!
1883-CC $20 GOLD COIN PCGS MS 61 -- RARE CARSON CITY COIN IN HIGH GRADE!!
Sale Price: $18,000.00
Date Sold: October 20, 2015
1883-CC $20 GOLD COIN PCGS MS 61 -- RARE CARSON CITY COIN IN HIGH GRADE!!
1883-S LIBERTY HEAD GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 61
Sale Price: $1,527.00
Date Sold: October 12, 2015
1883-S LIBERTY HEAD GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 61
1883 S $20 Dollar Liberty Double Eagle GOLD Coin NGC AU58 Almost Uncirculated
Sale Price: $1,550.00
Date Sold: September 27, 2015
1883 S $20 Dollar Liberty Double Eagle GOLD Coin NGC AU58 Almost Uncirculated
1883 S $20 Gold Double Eagle AU 58 NGC certified
Sale Price: $1,550.00
Date Sold: September 16, 2015
1883 S $20 Gold Double Eagle AU 58 NGC certified
1883-S United States $20 GOLD Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU 58
Sale Price: $1,500.00
Date Sold: September 08, 2015
1883-S United States $20 GOLD Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU 58

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