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U.S. $20 Gold Complete Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1850-1932)

Number of Required Items

194
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

65.226

Of all the coins struck for circulation by the United States, none are more impressive than the Double Eagle, or $20 Gold Piece. Containing nearly an ounce of gold, they are large, heavy and carry the highest face value of any U.S. coin struck for circulation. Rather surprisingly, the Double Eagle enjoyed uninterrupted mintage for 66 consecutive years; from 1850 to 1916. The Double Eagle was struck in two basic designs; the Liberty Head (1850-1907) and the Saint Gaudens Design (1907-1933). Not counting the 1933 (of which only one legal example is known) there are four ultra-rare dates. In the Liberty Series, the 1854-O, 1856-O and 1870-CC are mid-six figure coins by virtue of their almost negligible original mintage. In the St. Gaudens Series, the 1927-D is the unquestioned key. In this case though, the original mintage was not extremely low – they were simply melted. Perhaps 15 or so pieces remain.


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 D. L. Hansen Collection UPDATED 100.00% 62.56 63.32 63.32
2 ALCON 57.73% 51.65 51.65 17.13
3 Fernando Baez Guerrero 40.21% 60.27 60.27 12.50
4 viranis1 9.28% 59.58 59.58 02.76
5 Lemon Bay Collection 3.61% 60.43 60.43 01.03

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 D. L. Hansen Collection UPDATED 100.00% 62.56 63.32 63.32
2 ALCON 57.73% 51.65 51.65 17.13
3 Fernando Baez Guerrero 40.21% 60.27 60.27 12.50
4 viranis1 9.28% 59.58 59.58 02.76
5 Lemon Bay Collection 3.61% 60.43 60.43 01.03
6 Fernando Baez Guerrero 3.09% 62.17 62.17 00.91