20 Dollars, United States, 1872

20 Dollars, United States, 1872

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 20 dollar coin
United States, 1872
Obverse Image: Liberty wearing a coronet and facing left. 13 stars around.
Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1872
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. / IN GOD WE TRUST / E PLURIBUS UNUM / S
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1872
designer
Longacre, James Barton
mint
U.S. Mint, San Francisco
place made
United States: California, San Francisco
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 34.2 mm; 3/32 in x 1 11/32 in
ID Number
NU.68.159.0981
accession number
283645
catalog number
68.159.0981
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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