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20 Dollars, United States, 1853
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United States Mint
Longacre, James Barton
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall: 2.2 mm x 34 mm; 3/32 in x 1 11/32 in
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Place of issue:
The mintage for the 1853 double eagle is well below that of the 1851 and 1852 Philadelphia issues. There were still more than one million coins struck, and the 1853 double eagle
is fairly common in average grade. Nearly 100 coins of the date were found in the wrecks of the S.S. Central America and the S.S. Republic with a few of them being Uncirculated.
Fully Mint State coins are rare, particularly at the choice level.
Currently not on view
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