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Mint:
U.S. Mint, New Orleans  Search this
Maker:
United States Mint  Search this
Longacre, James Barton  Search this
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
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1853
Description (Brief):
Mintage: 71,000
As can been seen from the much lower mintage, the 1853-O double eagle is considerably rarer than the preceding double eagles from the New Orleans Mint. While scarce, collectors willing to settle for a Very Fine or Extremely Fine coin will have little trouble locating an example. Most of the coins seen are softly struck in the central portions of the design and high-grade examples are usually prooflike. A very small number was found on the wrecks of the S.S. Central America and S.S. Republic. There are fewer than 10 examples known in Mint State.
Location:
Currently not on view
Credit Line:
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
ID Number:
NU.283645.0250
Catalog number:
NU*283645.0250
Accession number:
283645
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
United States Double Eagle
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1078913