20 Dollars, United States, 1856

20 Dollars, United States, 1856

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One (1) 20 dollar coin
United States, 1856
Obverse Image: Liberty wearing a coronet and facing left. 13 stars around.
Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1856
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 of sun above stars.
Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / TWENTY D. / E PLURIBUS UNUM / O
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Coin
Date made
1856
mint
U.S. Mint, New Orleans
designer
Longacre, James Barton
place made
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
ID Number
NU.68.159.0337
accession number
283645
catalog number
68.159.0337
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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