1861 Double Eagles by Variety | Liberty Head Double Eagles (No Motto) by Date | Double Eagles by Type


1861 DOUBLE EAGLE OR
$20 GOLD -
Reverse by Anthony Pacquet

PCGS No: 

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2 known
Proofs: ?

Designer:
Obverse: James Barton Longacre
Reverse: Anthony Pacquet

Diameter: 34.45 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 516 grains (33.4 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Notes:
PCGS has graded no examples of this variety.

Known examples (2):
"Choice About Uncirculated".  Ex - Edward Cogan's sale of the Colonel Mendes I. Cohen Collection, October 25-29, 1875, Lot 1314, sold for $26.00 - William H. Strobridge's sale of the George W. Cram collection (William Anderson, Stentz et al), March 8-9, 1877, Lot 597, sold for $22.25 - Paul Witlin, 1965, believed to have been found in a nag of Double Eagles in Europe, sold for $7,500 - Paramount - Ben Dreiske (of RARCOA), sold for $12,500 - Abe Kososs - anonymous North Carolina collector - Mike Brownlee / Abe Kosoff, March 22, 1976 - H. Jeff Browning - Sotheby's / Stack's "The 'Dallas Bank' Collection" Auction, October 29-30, 2001, Lot 30, illustrated.  The Akers plate coin.  34.45 mm diameter.

Norweb, Lot 3984, sold for $660,000

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, January 2002" by The Professional Coin Grading Service