1896 Liberty Head Double Eagle

1896 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1896 Liberty Head Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,368.98
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
2,196,588
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1896

Nearly 2.2 million 1896 Liberty Head double eagles were made, which is a significant sum in the scope of 19th-century $20 gold coins. Designed by James B. Longacre in 1849, the Liberty Head double eagle was struck by the Philadelphia and San Francisco mints, with the bulk of the output coming from the San Francisco mint – not surprising given that facility’s location near the epicenter of the Gold Rush, which really took off nearly five decades earlier. Even late in the 19th century, $20 gold double eagles tended to circulate more in the West than the East.

Here is a breakdown of the mintages and values of 1896 double eagle gold coins:

  • 1896, 792,535; $1,500

  • 1896-S, 1,403,925; $1,500

  • 1896 proof, 128; $200,000

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

While mintage figures may appear strong for the Philadelphia and San Francisco business-strike double eagles of 1896, bear in mind that far fewer pieces survive today than were originally minted. This is the case for all pre-1933 U.S. gold coins. Therefore, it makes sense from the buyer’s perspective to only buy 1896 double eagle gold coins that have been authenticated and certified by reputable third-party coin grading firms. These include the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), the American Numismatic Association Certification Service (ANACS), and the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC).



1896 Liberty Head Double Eagle Past Sales & Prices

1896 S $20 Gold Double Eagle - PCGS MS 63 - Lustrous - Nice Coin - Ships Free!
Sale Price: $1,883.00
Date Sold: January 21, 2016
1896 S $20 Gold Double Eagle - PCGS MS 63 - Lustrous - Nice Coin - Ships Free!
1896 Liberty Gold Double Eagle PCGS MS61
Sale Price: $1,325.00
Date Sold: January 09, 2016
1896 Liberty Gold Double Eagle PCGS MS61
1896 S Double Eagle PCGS MS-63
Sale Price: $1,623.00
Date Sold: January 08, 2016
1896 S Double Eagle PCGS MS-63
1896/1896 Liberty Head $20 Gold Double Eagle FS-301 NGC MS62 #S
Sale Price: $1,500.00
Date Sold: January 06, 2016
1896/1896 Liberty Head $20 Gold Double Eagle FS-301 NGC MS62 #S
1896 US $20 Twenty Dollar Liberty Head Double Eagle GOLD Coin PCGS MS62 Unc
Sale Price: $1,499.99
Date Sold: January 05, 2016
1896 US $20 Twenty Dollar Liberty Head Double Eagle GOLD Coin PCGS MS62 Unc
1896-S Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle $20 AU 55 NGC
Sale Price: $1,350.00
Date Sold: January 04, 2016
1896-S Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle $20 AU 55 NGC
1896 S $20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle Coin PCGS AU 58
Sale Price: $1,338.63
Date Sold: December 14, 2015
1896 S $20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle Coin PCGS AU 58
1896-P $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
Sale Price: $1,484.99
Date Sold: December 10, 2015
1896-P $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
1896 S GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE LIBERTY NGC MS61
Sale Price: $1,549.00
Date Sold: December 04, 2015
1896 S GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE LIBERTY NGC MS61
1896 P $20 GOLD LIBERTY HEAD DOUBLE EAGLE - PCGS MS61 - OLD GREEN LABEL & HOLDER
Sale Price: $1,379.99
Date Sold: December 04, 2015
1896 P $20 GOLD LIBERTY HEAD DOUBLE EAGLE - PCGS MS61 - OLD GREEN LABEL & HOLDER
1896-S 20 Gold Liberty MS62 PCGS
Sale Price: $1,425.00
Date Sold: December 02, 2015
1896-S 20 Gold Liberty MS62 PCGS
1896 US Liberty Head $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin. GRADED PCGS AU 58. BUY NOW!!!
Sale Price: $1,299.99
Date Sold: December 02, 2015
1896 US Liberty Head $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin. GRADED PCGS AU 58. BUY NOW!!!
1896-S PCGS $20 LIBERTY GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE AU58
Sale Price: $1,349.00
Date Sold: November 29, 2015
1896-S PCGS $20 LIBERTY GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE AU58
1896 MS63 GOLD $20 LIBERTY COIN IN NGC IN HOLDER!
Sale Price: $1,795.00
Date Sold: November 28, 2015
1896 MS63 GOLD $20 LIBERTY COIN IN NGC IN HOLDER!
1896-S $20 Gold Liberty MS62 PCGS
Sale Price: $1,450.00
Date Sold: November 25, 2015
1896-S $20 Gold Liberty MS62 PCGS
1896-P $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
Sale Price: $1,425.00
Date Sold: November 14, 2015
1896-P $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
1896-S PCGS AU58 $20 LIBERTY GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE!! 1 Ounce Gold
Sale Price: $1,325.00
Date Sold: November 09, 2015
1896-S PCGS AU58 $20 LIBERTY GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE!! 1 Ounce Gold
1896 s gold double eagle coin nice au58 anacs
Sale Price: $1,120.00
Date Sold: November 05, 2015
1896 s gold double eagle coin nice au58 anacs
1896 $20 Gold Double Eagle - NGC MS 62 - Nice Coin - Ships Free!
Sale Price: $1,466.14
Date Sold: October 17, 2015
1896 $20 Gold Double Eagle - NGC MS 62 - Nice Coin - Ships Free!
1896-S $20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle NGC MS 62 San Francisco Rarer Date
Sale Price: $1,510.49
Date Sold: October 13, 2015
1896-S $20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle NGC MS 62 San Francisco Rarer Date
1896 liberty head.double eagle..NGC ms62
Sale Price: $1,315.00
Date Sold: October 11, 2015
1896 liberty head.double eagle..NGC ms62
1896-S LIBERTY HEAD $20.00 GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE COIN, PCGS CERTIFIED AU DETAILS
Sale Price: $1,282.00
Date Sold: October 08, 2015
1896-S LIBERTY HEAD $20.00 GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE COIN, PCGS CERTIFIED AU DETAILS
1896-S Gold American $20 Double Eagle **** PCGS MS62 **** Nice Date Listed for charity
Sale Price: $1,495.00
Date Sold: October 04, 2015
1896-S Gold American $20 Double Eagle **** PCGS MS62 **** Nice Date Listed for charity
1896 $20.00 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle PCGS Genuine UNC details.
Sale Price: $1,289.44
Date Sold: October 02, 2015
1896 $20.00 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle PCGS Genuine UNC details.
1896 S $20 GOLD LIBERTY DOUBLE EAGLE NGC MS 61 CERTIFIED RARE COIN
Sale Price: $1,389.00
Date Sold: October 01, 2015
1896 S $20 GOLD LIBERTY DOUBLE EAGLE NGC MS 61 CERTIFIED RARE COIN
1896-S Liberty $20 Gold Coin NGC MS61 VERY NICE! #008
Sale Price: $1,390.00
Date Sold: September 27, 2015
1896-S Liberty $20 Gold Coin NGC MS61 VERY NICE! #008
1896 PCGS MS63 $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle, GREAT LOOKING COIN, NO RESERVE.
Sale Price: $1,615.00
Date Sold: September 25, 2015
1896 PCGS MS63 $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle, GREAT LOOKING COIN, NO RESERVE.
1896-S $20 Gold Liberty NGC MS61. Flashy And Fresh. Looks MS63. Older Holder
Sale Price: $1,575.00
Date Sold: September 22, 2015
1896-S $20 Gold Liberty NGC MS61. Flashy And Fresh. Looks MS63. Older Holder
1896 NGC MS61 $20 Liberty Double Eagle Item#T784
Sale Price: $1,404.00
Date Sold: September 22, 2015
1896 NGC MS61 $20 Liberty Double Eagle Item#T784
1896 S Double Eagle $20 Gold PCGS MS 62 Scarce Date Rive d' Or Pedigree
Sale Price: $1,675.00
Date Sold: September 18, 2015
1896 S Double Eagle $20 Gold PCGS MS 62 Scarce Date Rive d' Or Pedigree
1896-S PCGS MS61 $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle
Sale Price: $1,310.00
Date Sold: September 12, 2015
1896-S PCGS MS61 $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle
1896-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
Sale Price: $1,539.00
Date Sold: September 10, 2015
1896-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
1896 Liberty Head Double Eagle $20 Brilliant Uncirculated Gold Coin PCGS MS-62
Sale Price: $1,539.99
Date Sold: September 04, 2015
1896 Liberty Head Double Eagle $20 Brilliant Uncirculated Gold Coin PCGS MS-62
1896 S $20 Gold Liberty Head PCGS MS 62
Sale Price: $1,430.00
Date Sold: September 01, 2015
1896 S $20 Gold Liberty Head PCGS MS 62
1896 $20 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD COIN | NGC MS 63 | DOUBLE EAGLE | 0001561 |
Sale Price: $1,550.00
Date Sold: August 27, 2015
1896 $20 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD COIN | NGC MS 63 | DOUBLE EAGLE | 0001561 |
1896 $20 Gold Liberty Head Double Eagle NGC MS62+
Sale Price: $1,800.00
Date Sold: August 23, 2015
1896 $20 Gold Liberty Head Double Eagle NGC MS62+
1896 $20 Liberty Gold Coin NGC MS 61, No Reserve!
Sale Price: $1,336.80
Date Sold: August 13, 2015
1896 $20 Liberty Gold Coin NGC MS 61, No Reserve!

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