History, Information, and Value of 1855-S Gold Liberty Double Eagle
Value of 1855-S $20 Gold Coin
The 1855-S $20 double eagle is usually very well struck, but eye appeal is often hampered by bagmarks and subdued luster. Discerning collectors of San Francisco mint coins will take caution to hunt for a truly premium example. Circulated examples are readily available up through Extremely Fine, with AU pieces remaining just slightly scarcer. Once considered a great rarity, quantities of Mint State coins were recovered from the wrecks of the SS Central America and the SS Republic, and an estimated 150-200 Uncirculated examples exist today.