United States, 20 Dollars, 1860

Description (Brief)
Mintage: 577,670
The population data show that the 1860 double eagle is rather plentiful in circulated condition. There was also a significant quantity found on the S.S. Republic. The ship contained nearly 100 coins, a few of which have been certified as MS-64 or MS-65. Three or four MS-64 coins have been offered at auction in the last few years. The Smithsonian examples for the issue are very modest and grade just Extremely Fine
Currently not on view
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: wt. 33.415 g
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
Credit Line
Transfer: US Mint
Additional Media

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