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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 33.9 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:
1855
Description (Brief):
Mintage: 8,000
The rarity of the 1855-O double eagle is often overshadowed by the 1854-O and 1856-O issues. There are fewer than 100 examples of this date known in all grades. This is especially important considering the fact that double eagles are one of the most popular U.S. coins. Most of the coins known for the date are low grade. The treasure of the S.S. Republic featured three examples, all of which grade AU-58. The Smithsonian has two specimens, both of which are About Uncirculated. Mint State coins are very rare and the few that have been certified as such, are barely so
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
1984.1046.0447
Catalog number:
1984.1046.0447
Accession number:
1984.1046
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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_1079250