20 Dollar Coin, United States, 1853

Description (Brief)
Mintage: 1,261,326
The mintage for the 1853 double eagle is well below that of the 1851 and 1852 Philadelphia issues. There were still more than one million coins struck, and the 1853 double eagle
is fairly common in average grade. Nearly 100 coins of the date were found in the wrecks of the S.S. Central America and the S.S. Republic with a few of them being Uncirculated.
Fully Mint State coins are rare, particularly at the choice level.
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Object Name
date made
United States Mint
Longacre, James Barton
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall: 34 mm; 1 11/32 in
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
place of issue
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
United States Double Eagle
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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