Value of 1888 $20 Gold Coin

Approximate Current Value: $

Diameter: 34.00 mm
Mintage/Proof: 226,161 / 105
Weight: 33.40 grams
Metal: Gold
I Own 1888 Liberty Head Double Eagle (1849-1907)

History, Information, and Value of 1888 Gold Liberty Double Eagle

Value of 1888 $20 Double Eagle

While most examples are sufficiently bold to satisfy the less discerning collector, the typical 1888 double eagle is apt to display minor softness of detail to Libertys portrait and/or the obverse stars. Many pieces are liberally abraded, although in high grades luster is a strong suit in either a satin or frosty texture. After seven years of paltry mintages, the Philadelphia Mint once again struck a large number of double eagles in 1888. Thanks to the repatriation of examples from European holdings beginning in the 1950s, this issue is readily obtainable in grades through MS-62. Scarce in MS-63, the 1888 is rare any finer with the highest graded examples in MS-65. Proofs are much rarer than the mintage might imply and number only 25 to 30 survivors.