History, Information, and Value of 1887 Gold Liberty Double Eagle
Value of 1887 $20 Double Eagle
All known 1887 double eagles are Proofs, and they are fully struck with good contrast between reflective fields and satin to frosty devices. Survivors range from lightly hairlined to virtually pristine. The last of three Proof-only Type 3 Liberty Head double eagles, the 1887 is not quite as rare as the 1883 or 1884, but it is still highly elusive by any measure. No more than 30 coins are believed extant in all grades.