20 Dollar Coin, United States, 1853

Description (Brief)
1853
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1853
maker
United States Mint
Longacre, James Barton
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
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: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
place of issue
United States
ID Number
1984.1046.0432
catalog number
1984.1046.0432
accession number
1984.1046
subject
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
See more items in
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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