20 Dollar Coin, United States, 1853

Description (Brief)
Mintage: 71,000
As can been seen from the much lower mintage, the 1853-O double eagle is considerably rarer than the preceding double eagles from the New Orleans Mint. While scarce, collectors willing to settle for a Very Fine or Extremely Fine coin will have little trouble locating an example. Most of the coins seen are softly struck in the central portions of the design and high-grade examples are usually prooflike. A very small number was found on the wrecks of the S.S. Central America and S.S. Republic. There are fewer than 10 examples known in Mint State.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1853
mint
U.S. Mint, New Orleans
maker
United States Mint
Longacre, James Barton
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: 34 mm; 1 11/32 in
place made
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
place of issue
United States
ID Number
NU*283645.0250
catalog number
NU*283645.0250
accession number
283645
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
United States Double Eagle
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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