1895 $20 PCGS PR65 Cameo

$306,000.00 USD

The proof mintage of the 1895 Liberty Head double eagles was a meager 51 pieces, Undoubtedly many examples have been lost to attrition, whether it be melting as unsold at the Mint (a common practice of the time, but one where the melted pieces went reported nonetheless), being spent during World Wars or the Great Depression, or simply through careless handling or being carried as a pocket piece. The Breen Proof Encyclopedia puts the gold double eagle in the same class as the gold eagle, estimating perhaps 25-35 survivors of each.

Obverse: Christian Gobrecht's portrait of Liberty is surrounded by 13 stars with the date centered at the bottom.

Reverse: Shielded eagle with wings outstretched holding arrows and olive branches. The words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA * TWENTY DOLLARS appear around the periphery. Mint mark, if any, appears below the eagle's tail, above the N in TWENTY. IN GOD WE TRUST has been added to the type 1 reverse above the eagle's head.