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Mint:
U.S. Mint, New Orleans  Search this
Maker:
United States Mint  Search this
Longacre, James  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: 2.3 mm x 33.5 mm; 3/32 in x 1 5/16 in
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1854
Description (Brief):
Mintage: 3,250
The 1854-O double eagle is one of the great classics of the Liberty Head series. Today, there are probably fewer than 35 examples known in all grades. Most of the 1854-O double eagles seen have graded just Very Fine or Extremely Fine. The 1854-O double eagle has always been in great demand, but with the recent interest in the field of double eagles, the 1854-O issue has become nearly priceless. Probably the finest example known was found in the wreckage of the S.S. Republic. The coin has been certified as grading AU-58.
Location:
Currently not on view
Credit Line:
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
ID Number:
NU.283645.0263
Accession number:
283645
Catalog number:
68.159.0335
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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_1079113