20 Dollars, United States, 1921

20 Dollars, United States, 1921

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 20 dollar coin
United States, 1921
Obverse Image: Full-length Liberty holding a torch in her right hand and olive branch in left. Capitol Dome in lower left; rays of sun in background; stars around rim.
Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1921
Reverse Image: Eagle flying with sun behind.
Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / TWENTY DOLLARS / IN GOD WE TRUST
Edge: E PLURIBUS UNUM divided by stars.
Description
More than half a million double eagles were minted in 1921. Only about fifteen survived the melt down procedure later. This coin is outstanding, both for rarity and condition.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1921
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
designer
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
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: 34 mm; 1 11/32 in
ID Number
1985.0441.1476
catalog number
1985.0441.1476
accession number
1985.0441
Credit Line
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
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United States Double Eagle
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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