1888 Liberty Head Double Eagle

1888 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1888 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
1,085,866
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1888

1888 Liberty Head double eagles are considerably common as more than 1 million were originally struck by the Philadelphia and San Francisco mints, with the latter facility producing the bulk of that year’s issue. It’s not surprising that San Francisco handled most of the double eagle production, as they and other pre-1933 gold coins circulated mainly in the West.

Here is a breakdown of the mintages and values of 1888 double eagle gold coins:

  • 1888, 226,161; $1,550

  • 1888-S, 859,600; $1,550

  • 1888 proof, 105; $93,500

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

1888 $20 double eagle gold coins contain 0.9613 ounces of gold, weigh 33.44 grams, and measure 34 millimeters wide. The overall hefty weight and large size of $20 gold coins is appealing to coin collectors and bullion investors, and the romantic history behind double eagles is alluring to numismatists and non-numismatists alike. The Liberty Head double eagle was designed in 1849 by James B. Longacre, who served as Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1844 through 1869. Along with 1888 double eagle $20 gold coins, he also designed other popular coins, including the Indian Head penny and 2 Cent coin, the latter of which in 1864 became the first coin to bear the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST.”



1888 Liberty Head Double Eagle Past Sales & Prices

1888 GOLD $20 LIBERTY ANACS AU 58
Sale Price: $1,375.00
Date Sold: January 10, 2016
1888 GOLD $20 LIBERTY ANACS AU 58
1888 S $20 Dollar Gold Double Eagle Lib Head—PSGS MS 61
Sale Price: $1,185.00
Date Sold: December 31, 2015
1888 S $20 Dollar Gold Double Eagle Lib Head—PSGS MS 61
1888-S $20 Gold Liberty Head Double Eagle NGC & CAC MS61
Sale Price: $1,700.00
Date Sold: December 10, 2015
1888-S $20 Gold Liberty Head Double Eagle NGC & CAC MS61
1888-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle Gold Coin PCGS AU53
Sale Price: $1,300.00
Date Sold: November 26, 2015
1888-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle Gold Coin PCGS AU53
1888 S Liberty, NGC MS 60, $20 Double Eagle, Gold Coin **RARE**
Sale Price: $1,469.44
Date Sold: November 12, 2015
1888 S Liberty, NGC MS 60, $20 Double Eagle, Gold Coin **RARE**
1888-S $20 LIBERTY GOLD, PCGS MS-61 (BETTER DATE)
Sale Price: $1,450.00
Date Sold: October 22, 2015
1888-S $20 LIBERTY GOLD, PCGS MS-61 (BETTER DATE)
1888-S $20 NGC UNC Details - UNBELIEVABLY NICE BETTER DATE $20 LIBERTY
Sale Price: $1,700.00
Date Sold: October 12, 2015
1888-S $20 NGC UNC Details - UNBELIEVABLY NICE BETTER DATE $20 LIBERTY
1888 $20 Gold Liberty - Double Eagle AU55 PCGS
Sale Price: $1,675.00
Date Sold: October 05, 2015
1888 $20 Gold Liberty - Double Eagle AU55 PCGS
$20 GOLD COIN 1888'S GRADED S PCGS AU DETAILS
Sale Price: $1,358.00
Date Sold: September 23, 2015
$20 GOLD COIN 1888'S GRADED S PCGS AU DETAILS
1888-S Gold $20 Double Eagle PCGS MS-62
Sale Price: $2,185.00
Date Sold: September 21, 2015
1888-S Gold $20 Double Eagle PCGS MS-62
1888 PCGS MS61 $20 LIBERTY * DDR * ULTRA RARE REGENCY HOLDER & GREEN POUCH
Sale Price: $4,000.00
Date Sold: September 05, 2015
1888 PCGS MS61 $20 LIBERTY * DDR * ULTRA RARE REGENCY HOLDER & GREEN POUCH

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