History, Information, and Value of 1863 Gold Liberty Double Eagle
Value of 1863 $20 Gold Coin
The 1863 $20 double eagle is scarce, with varying striking characteristics that range from sharp to exhibiting some central softness. The luster on these Philadelphia mint coins is often frosty and slightly reflective, though these qualities are inhibited by attempts at conservation. Original examples with rich color are very scarce and should command a premium. With fewer than 500 examples in total, the majority of survivors are found in VF and EF condition, with AU pieces remaining just slightly scarcer. Coins recovered from the SS Republic have bolstered the Mint State census, but even so, there are just 30-50 Uncirculated examples though to exist, with certified population figures significantly skewed by resubmissions. About a dozen of the 30 Proofs struck are currently known, the finest of which is the Eliasberg specimen graded Proof-66 Cameo by NGC.