1889 Liberty Head Double Eagle

1889 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1889 Liberty Head Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,369.09
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
849,797
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1889

1889 Liberty Head double eagles are rather uncommon as less than 900,000 were originally made at the Philadelphia, Carson City, and San Francisco mints, with the latter facility producing most of that year’s issue. However, 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. 1889 $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.

Here is a breakdown of the mintages and values of 1889 double eagle gold coins:

  • 1889, 44,111; $1,800

  • 1889-CC, 30,945; $2,650

  • 1889-S, 774,700; $1,550

  • 1889 proof, 41; $105,000

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

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. In addition to 1889 Liberty Head double eagles, 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.”



1889 Liberty Head Double Eagle Past Sales & Prices

1889 S $20 GOLD LIBERTY HEAD DOUBLE EAGLE COIN! KEY DATE! NGC AU58! #LVCAA5005
Sale Price: $1,550.00
Date Sold: January 11, 2016
1889 S $20 GOLD LIBERTY HEAD DOUBLE EAGLE COIN! KEY DATE! NGC AU58! #LVCAA5005
1889-S $20 PCGS/CAC MS62+ Flashy and Lustrous - Liberty Double Eagle - Gold Coin
Sale Price: $2,718.00
Date Sold: November 27, 2015
1889-S $20 PCGS/CAC MS62+ Flashy and Lustrous - Liberty Double Eagle - Gold Coin
1889-S $20 Gold Liberty MS64 NGC
Sale Price: $7,500.00
Date Sold: November 18, 2015
1889-S $20 Gold Liberty MS64 NGC
1889-CC Double Eagle $20 Gold Liberty PCGS AU-58 -127927
Sale Price: $10,519.00
Date Sold: November 07, 2015
1889-CC Double Eagle $20 Gold Liberty PCGS AU-58 -127927
1889-S $20.00 GOLD LIBERTY NGC AU 58
Sale Price: $1,499.00
Date Sold: October 22, 2015
1889-S $20.00 GOLD LIBERTY NGC AU 58
1889-S $20 Gold Liberty MS64 NGC
Sale Price: $7,250.00
Date Sold: October 04, 2015
1889-S $20 Gold Liberty MS64 NGC
1889-S UNITED STATES LIBERTY HEAD $20 GOLD PEACE, PCGS GRADED AS AN MS62
Sale Price: $2,150.00
Date Sold: October 04, 2015
1889-S UNITED STATES LIBERTY HEAD $20 GOLD PEACE, PCGS GRADED AS AN MS62
1889-S PCGS AU-53 $20 - CHEAPEST BUY IT NOW 1889-S ON EBAY IN ANY HOLDER 6/8/15
Sale Price: $1,475.00
Date Sold: September 20, 2015
1889-S PCGS AU-53 $20 - CHEAPEST BUY IT NOW 1889-S ON EBAY IN ANY HOLDER 6/8/15
1889-S~~$20 DOLLAR GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE~~ NGC AU 58 BEAUTY
Sale Price: $1,488.00
Date Sold: September 10, 2015
1889-S~~$20 DOLLAR GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE~~ NGC AU 58 BEAUTY
1889-CC G$20 Liberty Head Twenty Dollar Gold Double Eagle VF 35 NGC
Sale Price: $2,650.00
Date Sold: August 12, 2015
1889-CC G$20 Liberty Head Twenty Dollar Gold Double Eagle VF 35 NGC

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