1885 Liberty Head Double Eagle

1885 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1885 Liberty Head Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,368.02
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
693,778
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1885

1885 Liberty Head double eagle $20 gold coins are quite scarce, as less than 700,000 were ever made and far fewer than that survive today. The San Francisco mint, which was geographically situated near much of the gold mining activity during the Gold Rush, not surprisingly handled much of the coin production in 1885. Gold coins such as double eagles were mainly used in the West, though they did see some circulation in the larger cities along the eastern seaboard.

Here is a breakdown of the mintages and values of 1885 double eagle gold coins:

  • 1885, 751; $24,500

  • 1885-CC, 9,450; $6,500

  • 1885-S, 683,500; $1,550

  • 1885 proof, 77; $200,000

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

1885 $20 double eagle gold coins contain 0.9613 ounces of gold, weigh 33.44 grams, and measure 34 millimeters wide. Their relatively heavy weight and large size are two reasons these coins remain popular with coin collectors and bullion investors today.

1885 double eagles are much scarcer than the mintage numbers above would ordinarily suggest as many of these gold coins were melted in later years, leaving behind only a small number of survivors. For that reason, these $20 gold coins should be regarded as scarce and only purchased from reputable coin dealers.



1885 Liberty Head Double Eagle Past Sales & Prices

1885 S $20 GOLD LIBERTY HEAD DOUBLE EAGLE COIN! RARE GRADE! NGC MS61! #LVCAA9017
Sale Price: $1,475.00
Date Sold: January 10, 2016
1885 S $20 GOLD LIBERTY HEAD DOUBLE EAGLE COIN! RARE GRADE! NGC MS61! #LVCAA9017
1885-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle AU-58 PCGS - SKU #93589
Sale Price: $1,450.80
Date Sold: December 24, 2015
1885-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle AU-58 PCGS - SKU #93589
1885 S $20 DOLLAR LIBERTY! NGC MS61! KEY DATE! $20 DOUBLE EAGLE GOLD COIN #9017
Sale Price: $1,388.89
Date Sold: December 13, 2015
1885 S $20 DOLLAR LIBERTY! NGC MS61! KEY DATE! $20 DOUBLE EAGLE GOLD COIN #9017
1885-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
Sale Price: $1,325.00
Date Sold: December 05, 2015
1885-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
1885-S LIBERTY HEAD GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 61
Sale Price: $1,496.03
Date Sold: November 04, 2015
1885-S LIBERTY HEAD GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 61
1885-S LIBERTY HEAD $20.00 GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE COIN, PCGS CERTIFIED XF45
Sale Price: $1,275.00
Date Sold: October 10, 2015
1885-S LIBERTY HEAD $20.00 GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE COIN, PCGS CERTIFIED XF45
1885-S LIBERTY HEAD $20.00 GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE COIN, PCGS CERTIFIED XF40
Sale Price: $1,275.00
Date Sold: October 10, 2015
1885-S LIBERTY HEAD $20.00 GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE COIN, PCGS CERTIFIED XF40
1885-S $20 Gold Liberty MS60 PCGS
Sale Price: $1,450.00
Date Sold: August 14, 2015
1885-S $20 Gold Liberty MS60 PCGS
1885-S United States $20 GOLD Liberty Head Double Eagle PCGS AU 55
Sale Price: $1,282.00
Date Sold: July 28, 2015
1885-S United States $20 GOLD Liberty Head Double Eagle PCGS AU 55

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