1887 Liberty Head Double Eagle

1887 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1887 Liberty Head Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,438.48
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
283,121
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1887

1887 Liberty Head double eagle $20 gold coins are quite scarce today, as less than 284,000 were originally made and many have since been melted. Only the San Francisco mint, located near the epicenter of United States gold mining activity, handled striking of $20 gold double eagles in 1887. The Philadelphia mint struck a very limited supply of proofs that year.

Here’s a breakdown of the mintages and values of 1887 double eagle $20 gold coins:

  • 1887 (proof only), 121; $143,000

  • 1887-S, 283,000; $1,550

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

1887 $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. $20 gold coins also have a romantic allure, as their roots can be traced back to the Gold Rush years of the 1840s and are widely associated with the “Old West.”

1887 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 considerably scarce. It’s wise to purchase these coins in slabs from highly reputable third-party coin grading firms such as the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC).



1887 Liberty Head Double Eagle Past Sales & Prices

1887 S $20 DOLLAR LIBERTY! NGC MS60 RARE DATE! $20 DOUBLE EAGLE GOLD COIN #2024
Sale Price: $1,452.55
Date Sold: December 13, 2015
1887 S $20 DOLLAR LIBERTY! NGC MS60 RARE DATE! $20 DOUBLE EAGLE GOLD COIN #2024
1887 S $20 Gold Double Eagle - PCGS MS 62 - Tough Date - Nice Coin - Ships Free!
Sale Price: $3,477.77
Date Sold: November 17, 2015
1887 S $20 Gold Double Eagle - PCGS MS 62 - Tough Date - Nice Coin - Ships Free!
1887-S $20 Gold Liberty MS61 PCGS
Sale Price: $2,300.00
Date Sold: November 06, 2015
1887-S $20 Gold Liberty MS61 PCGS
1887-S PCGS Graded MS62 $20 Liberty Double Eagle
Sale Price: $4,150.00
Date Sold: November 05, 2015
1887-S PCGS Graded MS62 $20 Liberty Double Eagle
1887-S LIBERTY HEAD GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS AU 53
Sale Price: $1,338.00
Date Sold: October 04, 2015
1887-S LIBERTY HEAD GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS AU 53
1887-S $20 PCGS MS 62
Sale Price: $3,300.00
Date Sold: July 27, 2015
1887-S $20 PCGS MS 62

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