1853 Liberty Head Double Eagle

1853 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1853 Liberty Head Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,467.13
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
1,332,326
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1853

1853 Liberty Head double eagle $20 gold coins are the scarce coins from early in the series. As the mintage figures reveal below, more than 1.3 million double eagles were struck between two mints – the Philadelphia and New Orleans minting facilities. However, as it should always be noted when discussing pre-1933 gold coins, the 1853 double eagle has been melted in huge quantities, which means the mintage figures often quoted for coins like this are more anecdotal. The actual modern-day populations are much lower.

Here’s a glance at the mintages and values of 1853 Liberty Head double eagle gold coins:

  • 1853, 1,261,326; $2,335

  • 1853/2, mintage included above; $2,465

  • 1853-O, 71,000; $3,650

*Values are for coins in a grade of Extremely Fine 40.

1853 Liberty Head $20 double eagles contain 0.9613 ounces of gold and weigh 33.44 grams. Given their sizable diameter of 34 millimeters, Liberty Head double eagles are large, heavy coins that appeal not only to bullion investors but also coin collectors.

Liberty Head gold double eagles were designed by James B. Longacre, who served as the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1844 through 1869. He is responsible for having designed several popular coins, including the Indian Head penny and 2 cent coin. Because 1853 Liberty Head double eagle coins are considerably scarce, you should ensure that the pieces you buy are authentic and properly graded. One can guard against buying overgraded, tampered, or counterfeit 1853 $20 gold coins by purchasing them from reputable coin dealers or making sure you only buy certified coins in slabs from well-known third-party coin grading firms.



1853 Liberty Head Double Eagle Past Sales & Prices

1853-O LIBERTY HEAD DOUBLE EAGLE, TYPE ONE GOLD COIN. NGC AU DETAILS
Sale Price: $5,500.00
Date Sold: January 20, 2016
1853-O LIBERTY HEAD DOUBLE EAGLE, TYPE ONE GOLD COIN. NGC AU DETAILS
1853 $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle PCGS AU55
Sale Price: $4,285.75
Date Sold: January 13, 2016
1853 $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle PCGS AU55
1853-O PCGS XF45 $20 Liberty
Sale Price: $8,000.00
Date Sold: December 14, 2015
1853-O PCGS XF45 $20 Liberty
1853 $20 GOLD LIBERTY NGC AU 55
Sale Price: $2,426.53
Date Sold: December 06, 2015
1853 $20 GOLD LIBERTY NGC AU 55
1853 $20 NGC XF40 - Liberty Double Eagle - Gold Coin
Sale Price: $2,150.00
Date Sold: December 06, 2015
1853 $20 NGC XF40 - Liberty Double Eagle - Gold Coin
1853 $20 Gold Liberty - Double Eagle MS61 NGC
Sale Price: $8,500.00
Date Sold: October 08, 2015
1853 $20 Gold Liberty - Double Eagle MS61 NGC
1853 Liberty Head $20.00 PCGS AU 53 PCGS Price Guide as of 8/1/15 $$3,200.
Sale Price: $2,336.02
Date Sold: August 09, 2015
1853 Liberty Head $20.00 PCGS AU 53 PCGS Price Guide as of 8/1/15 $$3,200.

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