20 Dollars, Proof, United States, 1896

20 Dollars, Proof, United States, 1896

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 20 dollar coin, proof
United States, 1896
Obverse Image: Liberty wearing a coronet and facing left. 13 stars around.
Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1896
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 DOLLARS / IN GOD WE TRUST / E PLURIBUS UNUM
Description
As a date, the 1896 double eagle is considered common in most grades. Large numbers were minted and examples are found regularly in overseas shipments. Ample supplies of the date are known in all grades from VF (very fine) to MS (mint state -63.) Choice examples are scarce with very few surviving in gem condition.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1896
maker
United States Mint
designer
Longacre, James Barton
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
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 34.1 mm; 3/32 in x 1 11/32 in
ID Number
1979.1263.00068
catalog number
1979.1263.00068
accession number
1979.1263
collector/donor number
CM01550
Credit Line
Chase Manhattan
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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