The total mintage for this date & mint: 2,976,387. Thereafter, the only other pattern produced was the St. The California gold rush of the 1840's left the United States government scrambling to patent new gold denominations with the surplus of gold bullion reserves.
Named the'Double Eagle' by its designer James B. The obverse featured a depiction of lady liberty's profiled bust, while the reverse brandished a bald eagle with wings outstretched and a shield. After the initial strike in 1849, a single pattern piece which resides in the Smithsonian Institute, circulation strikes began in 1850.
Throughout its mintage, the Liberty Head double eagle went through a series of 3 different varieties. This does not include the 1861'Paquet' Reverse, named after its designer Anthony C. After being commissioned to redesign Longacre's double eagle due to unpopularity, Paquets reverse design was only struck in 1861 because of a flaw with the lowered rim that caused the coin to suffer abrasions more easily. In the aftermath, Longacres reverse was restored, and the parameters set for the double eagle remained the same throughout its mintage. 100 copper, a net weight of.
96750 pure gold, total weight of 33.436 grams and featured a reeded edge with a 34mm diameter. Packages are no longer insured if tracking information shows the package is delivered. We will only cover packages that are lost in transit or damaged. 100% satisfaction is our priority, please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.
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This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Gold (Pre-1933)\$20, Double Eagle". The seller is "coinexchange267" and is located in Hartsdale, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.