20 Dollars Liberty Head - Double Eagle, No motto

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1849-1866
Value 20 Dollars (20 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Gold (.900) (.100 copper)
Weight 33.436 g
Diameter 34 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 23656
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 74.1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
KM# A74.1
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Liberty (coronet head) facing left, surrounded by 13 stars, with date below

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LIBERTY
1857

Designer: James Barton Longacre Read more on Wikipedia

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Reverse

Heraldic eagle with Union shield holding 3 arrows and an olive branch, 13 stars and rays above

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
E PLURIBUS UNUM
S
TWENTY D.

Designer: James Barton Longacre Read more on Wikipedia

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Edge

Reeded

Mints

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
O United States Mint, New Orleans, United States (1835-1942)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

The standard weight of this coin was 516 grains.

In 1861 coins were produced with reverse modified by Anthony C. Paquet.  This reverse design was withdrawn soon after its release and the original design was restored.  SCWC assigns a number of KM# 74.1 to the original design coins produced up to and including 1861 and a number of KM# A74.1 to the coins produced 1862 and later.

1853


1854


1857S


1861


1861S


1866S

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1849  1 Pattern; unique, in Smithsonian collection
1850  1 170 261
1850  3 Proof
1850 O 141 000
1851  2 087 155
1851 O 315 000
1852  2 053 026
1852 O 190 000
1853  1 261 326
1853  overdate 3/2
1853 O 71 000
1854  757 899 Large date
1854  2 Proof
1854  Small date
1854 O 3 250
1854 S 141 468
1854 S 1 Proof
1855  364 666
1855 O 8 000
1855 S 879 675
1856  329 878
1856  Proof
1856 O 2 250
1856 O 2 Proof
1856 S 1 189 750
1857  439 375
1857  Proof
1857 O 30 000
1857 S 970 500 Mint mark style varieties exist, see comments
1858  211 714
1858  5 Proof
1858 O 35 250
1858 S 846 710
1859  43 597
1859  80 Proof
1859 O 9 100
1859 S 636 445
1860  577 611
1860  59 Proof
1860 O 6 600
1860 S 544 950
1861  2 976 387
1861  66 Proof
1861 O 17 741
1861 S 768 000
1862  92 098
1862  35 Proof
1862 S 854 173
1863  142 760
1863  30 Proof
1863 S 966 570
1864  204 285
1864  50 Proof
1864 S 793 660
1865  351 175
1865  25 Proof
1865 S 1 042 500
1866 S 120 000

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