History, Information, and Value of 1860-S Gold Liberty Double Eagle
Value of 1860-S $20 Gold Coin
The 1860-S $20 double eagle tends to exhibit traces of softness across the obverse at the high points of Libertys hair, with die cracks through the peripheral elements of both sides. The luster on this San Francisco mint issue is usually handsome on original examples, remaining soft and frosty with a sometimes grainy texture. The coins of this issue circulated extensively, leaving most survivors in Extremely Fine condition and readily available for todays collectors. While Choice AU examples are scarce, true Mint State pieces are rare, with just about two dozen pieces known up through MS-64.