20 Dollars, United States, 1852

20 Dollars, United States, 1852

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 20 dollar coin
United States, 1852
Obverse Image: Liberty wearing a coronet and facing left. 13 stars around.
Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1852
Reverse Image: Heraldic eagle with wings outstretched clutching arrows and branch in talons, shield over chest. Scrolls on either side of eagle, ring of 13 stars above eagle's head, rays above stars.
Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / TWENTY D. / E PLURIBUS UNUM
Description
Mintage: 2,053,026
The mintage of double eagles continued in large numbers at the Philadelphia Mint in 1853. The date is one of the more common Type 1 double eagles. The treasure of the S.S. Central America contained nearly 30 coins of the date, and the S.S. Republic yielded nearly 100
examples. Only about a dozen in those two groups are of Mint State quality.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1852
designer
Longacre, James Barton
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
maker
United States Mint
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: 2.2 mm x 34 mm; 3/32 in x 1 11/32 in
ID Number
1984.1046.0426
accession number
1984.1046
catalog number
1984.1046.0426
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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