20 Dollars, United States,1854

Description (Brief)
Mintage: 3,250
The 1854-O double eagle is one of the great classics of the Liberty Head series. Today, there are probably fewer than 35 examples known in all grades. Most of the 1854-O double eagles seen have graded just Very Fine or Extremely Fine. The 1854-O double eagle has always been in great demand, but with the recent interest in the field of double eagles, the 1854-O issue has become nearly priceless. Probably the finest example known was found in the wreckage of the S.S. Republic. The coin has been certified as grading AU-58.
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Object Name
date made
U.S. Mint, New Orleans
United States Mint
Longacre, James
Longacre, James Barton
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall: 33.5 mm; 1 5/16 in
place made
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
place of issue
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
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United States Double Eagle
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Lilly, Josiah K
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