1897 Liberty Head Double Eagle

1897 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1897 Liberty Head Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,378.30
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
2,853,511
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1897

More than 2.8 million 1897 Liberty Head double eagles were struck, making for a significant sum for 19th-century standards as they apply to $20 gold coins. The Liberty Head double eagle was designed by Chief Engraver of the United States Mint James B. Longacre in 1849, and in 1897 was struck by the Philadelphia and San Francisco mints. Slightly more than half of that year’s output came from the San Francisco mint, which was located in a region of the United States where gold coinage tended to circulate the most.

Here is a breakdown of the mintages and values of 1897 double eagle gold coins:

  • 1897, 1,383,175; $1,500

  • 1897-S, 1,470,250; $1,500

  • 1897 proof, 86; $200,000

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

While mintage figures may look quite decent for the Philadelphia and San Francisco business strike double eagles of 1897, keep in mind that relatively few pieces survive today. This is actually the case for virtually all pre-1933 U.S. gold coins. It therefore is prudent buy 1897 double eagle gold coins that have been certified by reputable third-party coin authentication firms. These include the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), and the American Numismatic Association Certification Service (ANACS).



1897 Liberty Head Double Eagle Past Sales & Prices

1897-S $20 Gold Liberty MS63 PCGS
Sale Price: $1,700.00
Date Sold: January 14, 2016
1897-S $20 Gold Liberty MS63 PCGS
1897 $20 Gold Liberty Head, Double Eagle - Type 3 With Motto - PCGS MS62
Sale Price: $1,300.00
Date Sold: January 14, 2016
1897 $20 Gold Liberty Head, Double Eagle - Type 3 With Motto - PCGS MS62
1897 $20 GOLD MS63 PCGS 9032.63/5765441
Sale Price: $1,625.00
Date Sold: January 11, 2016
1897 $20 GOLD MS63 PCGS 9032.63/5765441
1897-S $20 Gold Liberty Head Double Eagle PCGS MS62
Sale Price: $1,366.63
Date Sold: January 11, 2016
1897-S $20 Gold Liberty Head Double Eagle PCGS MS62
1897 Gold $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle PCGS MS61 NO RESERVE FREE SHIPPING
Sale Price: $1,275.00
Date Sold: December 28, 2015
1897 Gold $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle PCGS MS61 NO RESERVE FREE SHIPPING
1897 $20 Liberty Head Gold Eagle PCGS MS64 (KEY DATE)
Sale Price: $2,925.00
Date Sold: December 21, 2015
1897 $20 Liberty Head Gold Eagle PCGS MS64 (KEY DATE)
1897 Gold $20 Liberty PCGS MS 62 Original Blazing Golden Colored Mint Luster
Sale Price: $1,389.99
Date Sold: December 21, 2015
1897 Gold $20 Liberty PCGS MS 62 Original Blazing Golden Colored Mint Luster
1897-S $20 LIBERTY Double Eagle NGC MS64 MS-64 NEAR GEM OLDER SLAB !
Sale Price: $2,165.00
Date Sold: December 18, 2015
1897-S $20 LIBERTY Double Eagle NGC MS64 MS-64 NEAR GEM OLDER SLAB !
1897 Liberty, NGC MS 63, $20 Double Eagle, Gold Coin **RARE**
Sale Price: $1,605.00
Date Sold: December 15, 2015
1897 Liberty, NGC MS 63, $20 Double Eagle, Gold Coin **RARE**
1897 $20 DOLLAR LIBERTY! NGC MS61! $20 DOUBLE EAGLE GOLD COIN GREAT GIFT #6005
Sale Price: $1,300.00
Date Sold: December 13, 2015
1897 $20 DOLLAR LIBERTY! NGC MS61! $20 DOUBLE EAGLE GOLD COIN GREAT GIFT #6005
1897-S $20 LIBERTY DOUBLE EAGLE NGC MS63 MS-63 OLD
Sale Price: $1,702.87
Date Sold: November 28, 2015
1897-S $20 LIBERTY DOUBLE EAGLE NGC MS63 MS-63 OLD
1897 $20.00 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle MS 63 PCGS
Sale Price: $1,792.69
Date Sold: November 26, 2015
1897 $20.00 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle MS 63 PCGS
1897 LIBERTY HEAD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 61
Sale Price: $1,316.63
Date Sold: November 23, 2015
1897 LIBERTY HEAD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 61
1897-S $20 Liberty NGC MS61 San Francisco Gold Double Eagle twenty dollar coin
Sale Price: $1,638.99
Date Sold: November 21, 2015
1897-S $20 Liberty NGC MS61 San Francisco Gold Double Eagle twenty dollar coin
1897 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 61
Sale Price: $1,296.69
Date Sold: November 08, 2015
1897 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 61
1897 $20 NGC Graded MS 63 Liberty Head Double Eagle
Sale Price: $2,150.00
Date Sold: October 24, 2015
1897 $20 NGC Graded MS 63 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1897 S $20 Liberty Gold | PCGS MS 61
Sale Price: $1,399.00
Date Sold: October 21, 2015
1897 S $20 Liberty Gold | PCGS MS 61
1897 $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle - MS-63 NGC - NO RESERVE
Sale Price: $1,581.00
Date Sold: October 10, 2015
1897 $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle - MS-63 NGC - NO RESERVE
1897 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle $20 MS 63 NGC
Sale Price: $1,750.00
Date Sold: October 02, 2015
1897 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle $20 MS 63 NGC
1897 S $20 GOLD LIBERTY DOUBLE EAGLE NGC MS 61 CERTIFIED RARE COIN
Sale Price: $1,393.00
Date Sold: October 01, 2015
1897 S $20 GOLD LIBERTY DOUBLE EAGLE NGC MS 61 CERTIFIED RARE COIN
1897-S PCGS MS63 $20 Double Eagle
Sale Price: $1,875.00
Date Sold: September 27, 2015
1897-S PCGS MS63 $20 Double Eagle
1897 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS-61 Gold Coin
Sale Price: $1,399.95
Date Sold: September 23, 2015
1897 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS-61 Gold Coin
1897-S PCGS MS62 Gold $20 Double Eagle beautiful coin with great eye appeal
Sale Price: $1,504.00
Date Sold: September 22, 2015
1897-S PCGS MS62 Gold $20 Double Eagle beautiful coin with great eye appeal
1897-S $20 Gold Liberty NGC MS62. Gorgeous Golden Orange Hue
Sale Price: $1,575.00
Date Sold: September 21, 2015
1897-S $20 Gold Liberty NGC MS62. Gorgeous Golden Orange Hue
1897 $20 NGC GRADED MS61 GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE
Sale Price: $1,346.09
Date Sold: September 18, 2015
1897 $20 NGC GRADED MS61 GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE
1897 $20 Liberty Head NGC MS63 Price Guide $2750
Sale Price: $1,802.77
Date Sold: September 16, 2015
1897 $20 Liberty Head NGC MS63 Price Guide $2750
1897 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 62
Sale Price: $1,495.00
Date Sold: September 09, 2015
1897 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 62
1897 S $20 Gold Liberty Head PCGS MS 62
Sale Price: $1,406.00
Date Sold: September 01, 2015
1897 S $20 Gold Liberty Head PCGS MS 62
1897 $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle MS-62 NGC
Sale Price: $1,375.00
Date Sold: September 01, 2015
1897 $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle MS-62 NGC
1897 Liberty Head $20 Gold Double Eagle NGC MS62
Sale Price: $1,649.00
Date Sold: August 31, 2015
1897 Liberty Head $20 Gold Double Eagle NGC MS62
1897-P $20 GOLD Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS63 - Free Shipping / 1 Day Auction
Sale Price: $1,430.56
Date Sold: August 29, 2015
1897-P $20 GOLD Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS63 - Free Shipping / 1 Day Auction
1897 P $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle MS 63 NGC SAF96
Sale Price: $1,595.95
Date Sold: August 25, 2015
1897 P $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle MS 63 NGC SAF96
1897 $20 Gold Double Eagle PCGS MS 63
Sale Price: $1,949.99
Date Sold: August 17, 2015
1897 $20 Gold Double Eagle PCGS MS 63
1897 G$20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle MS62 NGC
Sale Price: $1,450.00
Date Sold: August 15, 2015
1897 G$20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle MS62 NGC
1897 S $20 GOLD LIBERTY DOUBLE EAGLE NGC MS 61 LUSTROUS CERTIFIED COIN
Sale Price: $1,371.22
Date Sold: August 14, 2015
1897 S $20 GOLD LIBERTY DOUBLE EAGLE NGC MS 61 LUSTROUS CERTIFIED COIN
1897 NGC MS62 $20 Liberty Double Eagle Item#T344
Sale Price: $1,314.00
Date Sold: August 14, 2015
1897 NGC MS62 $20 Liberty Double Eagle Item#T344
1897 S $20 GOLD LIBERTY DOUBLE EAGLE NGC MS 61 LUSTROUS CERTIFIED COIN
Sale Price: $1,360.00
Date Sold: August 13, 2015
1897 S $20 GOLD LIBERTY DOUBLE EAGLE NGC MS 61 LUSTROUS CERTIFIED COIN
1897-s LIBERTY HEAD GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 62
Sale Price: $1,386.00
Date Sold: August 10, 2015
1897-s LIBERTY HEAD GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 62
1897-S $20 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS-62 SB
Sale Price: $1,695.00
Date Sold: July 28, 2015
1897-S $20 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS-62 SB

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