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United States, 20 Dollars, 1854-O

Mint:
U.S. Mint, New Orleans
Maker:
United States Mint
Longacre, James
Longacre, James Barton
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
3.3 cm; 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
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
Credit Line:
Lilly, Josiah K
ID Number:
NU*283645.0263
Catalog number:
NU*283645.0263
Accession number:
283645
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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United States, 20 Dollars, 1851

Maker:
United States Mint
Longacre, James Barton
Mint:
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
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; wt. 33.412 g
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
United States
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1851
Description:
With the onset of the California Gold Rush, a new coin denomination was authorized - a twenty-dollar gold piece called a double eagle. It depicted the head of Liberty wearing a coronet, surrounded by stars, for the obverse. The reverse bore a heraldic eagle, similar to the Great Seal of the United States.
Mintage: 2,087,155
With gold rushing in from California, the production of double eagles soared to a level that would not be exceeded until 1861. A large number of coins were produced, but the vast majority of 1851 double eagles did not survive. Of the coins seen today, most are heavily worn. Examples were found on the S.S. Central America and the S.S. Republic, nearly all of which were circulated. High-grade 1851 double eagles are very rare, with only two dozen coins known in choice condition. The highest-grade 1851 double eagle certified to date has been MS-64
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
ID Number:
1984.1046.0419
Catalog number:
1984.1046.0419
Accession number:
1984.1046
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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United States, 20 Dollars, 1921

Mint:
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Maker:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
overall: dia. 34.4 mm; wt. 33.448 g
Object Name:
coin
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1921
Description:
United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Liberty striding towards the viewer, bearing olive branch and torch. Reverse: Eagle in flight above the sun. 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
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
Publication title:
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
Publication URL:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
Credit Line:
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
ID Number:
1985.0441.1476
Catalog number:
1985.0441.1476
Accession number:
1985.0441
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United States, 20 Dollars, 1927-S

Mint:
U.S. Mint, San Francisco
Maker:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
overall: dia. 34.3 mm; wt. 33.443 g
Object Name:
coin
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1927
Description:
United States Mint, San Francisco. Obverse: Liberty striding towards the viewer, bearing olive branch and torch. Reverse: Eagle in flight above the sun. Over three million double eagles poured out of the San Francisco branch mint in 1927. All but a dozen or so were eventually melted.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
Publication title:
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
Publication URL:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
Credit Line:
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
ID Number:
1985.0441.1524
Catalog number:
1985.0441.1524
Accession number:
1985.0441
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United States, 20 Dollars, 1932

Mint:
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Maker:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
overall: dia. 34.2 mm; wt. 33.456 g
Object Name:
coin
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1932
Description:
United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Liberty striding towards the viewer, bearing olive branch and torch. Reverse: Eagle in flight above the sun. About two dozen coins have survived from the 1932 double eagle mintage.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
Publication title:
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
Publication URL:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
Credit Line:
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
ID Number:
1985.0441.1610
Accession number:
1985.0441
Catalog number:
1985.0441.1610
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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United States, 20 Dollars, 1854-S

Maker:
United States Mint
Longacre, James Barton
Mint:
U.S. Mint, San Francisco
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; wt. 33.28 g
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States: California, San Francisco
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1854
Description (Brief):
1854-S
Mintage: 141,468
The year 1854 was the first time that gold coins were produced at the San Francisco Mint. The 1854-S quarter eagle and half eagle are extremely rare. Most of the production for the year focused on double eagles. The issue was widely distributed and many of the coins seen today are rather heavily worn. A large group of 1854-S double eagles were found in the wreckage of the S.S. Yankee Blade. The treasure was undocumented, but it is believed that around 200 to 300 coins were discovered. Most of the coins were high-grade examples with surfaces that are lightly etched from exposure to seawater. A Proof example of the 1854-S double eagle resides in the Smithsonian Collection.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
ID Number:
1984.1046.0440
Catalog number:
1984.1046.0440
Accession number:
1984.1046
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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United States, 20 Dollars, 1866

Maker:
United States Mint
Longacre, James Barton
Mint:
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
overall: wt. 33.422 g
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1866
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
Credit Line:
Neinken, Edward
ID Number:
NU*309620.0001
Catalog number:
NU*309620.0001
Accession number:
309620
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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United States, 20 Dollars, 1904

Maker:
United States Mint
Longacre, James Barton
Mint:
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
overall: wt. 33.431 g
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1904
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
United States Double Eagle
Coins, Currency and Medals
Credit Line:
Cardozo, J S
ID Number:
NU*201556.0013
Catalog number:
NU*201556.0013
Accession number:
201556
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United States Double Eagle
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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United States, 20 Dollars, 1915

Maker:
United States Mint
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
Mint:
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
overall: wt. 33.425 g
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1915
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
United States Double Eagle
Coins, Currency and Medals
Credit Line:
Cardozo, J S
ID Number:
NU*201556.0029
Catalog number:
NU*201556.0029
Accession number:
201556
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United States Double Eagle
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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United States, 20 Dollars, 1877

Maker:
United States Mint
Longacre, James Barton
Mint:
U.S. Mint, San Francisco
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
overall: wt. 33.398 g
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1877
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
Credit Line:
Hauck, F A
ID Number:
NU*255927.0306
Catalog number:
NU*255927.0306
Accession number:
255927
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United States Double Eagle
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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United States, 20 Dollars, 1896

Maker:
United States Mint
Longacre, James Barton
Mint:
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
overall: wt. 33.429 g
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1896
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
Credit Line:
Hauck, F A
ID Number:
NU*255927.0964
Catalog number:
NU*255927.0964
Accession number:
255927
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United States Double Eagle
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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United States, 20 Dollars, 1897

Maker:
United States Mint
Mint:
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
overall: wt. 33.428 g
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1897
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
Credit Line:
Hauck, F A
ID Number:
NU*255927.0985
Catalog number:
NU*255927.0985
Accession number:
255927
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United States Double Eagle
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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United States, 20 Dollars, 1899

Maker:
United States Mint
Longacre, James Barton
Mint:
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
overall: wt. 33.445 g
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1899
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
Credit Line:
Hauck, F A
ID Number:
NU*255927.1088
Catalog number:
NU*255927.1088
Accession number:
255927
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United States Double Eagle
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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United States, 20 Dollars, 1908-D

Maker:
United States Mint
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
Mint:
U.S. Mint, Denver
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
overall: wt. 33.422 g
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States: Colorado, Denver
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1908
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
Credit Line:
Hauck, F A
ID Number:
NU*255927.1469
Catalog number:
NU*255927.1469
Accession number:
255927
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
United States Double Eagle
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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United States, 20 Dollars, 1909

Maker:
United States Mint
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
Mint:
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
overall: wt. 33.398 g
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1909
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
Credit Line:
Hauck, F A
ID Number:
NU*255927.1504
Catalog number:
NU*255927.1504
Accession number:
255927
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United States Double Eagle
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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United States, 20 Dollars, 1913-D

Maker:
United States Mint
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
Mint:
U.S. Mint, Denver
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
overall: wt. 33.435 g
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States: Colorado, Denver
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1913
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
Credit Line:
Hauck, F A
ID Number:
NU*255927.1715
Catalog number:
NU*255927.1715
Accession number:
255927
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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United States, 20 Dollars, 1923-D

Maker:
United States Mint
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
Mint:
U.S. Mint, Denver
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
overall: wt. 33.443 g
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States: Colorado, Denver
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1923
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
Credit Line:
Hauck, F A
ID Number:
NU*255927.1813
Catalog number:
NU*255927.1813
Accession number:
255927
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
United States Double Eagle
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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United States, 20 Dollars, 1928

Maker:
United States Mint
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
Mint:
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
overall: wt. 33.434 g
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1928
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
Credit Line:
Hauck, F A
ID Number:
NU*255927.1914
Catalog number:
NU*255927.1914
Accession number:
255927
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United States Double Eagle
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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United States, 20 Dollars, 1867-S

Maker:
United States Mint
Longacre, James Barton
Mint:
U.S. Mint, San Francisco
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States: California, San Francisco
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1867
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
Credit Line:
Lilly, Josiah
ID Number:
NU*283645.0469
Catalog number:
NU*283645.0469
Accession number:
283645
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
United States Double Eagle
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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United States, 20 Dollars, 1869-S

Maker:
United States Mint
Longacre, James Barton
Mint:
U.S. Mint, San Francisco
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States: California, San Francisco
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1869
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
Credit Line:
Lilly, Josiah
ID Number:
NU*283645.0491
Catalog number:
NU*283645.0491
Accession number:
283645
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
United States Double Eagle
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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