1857 Liberty Head Double Eagle

1857 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1857 Liberty Head Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,443.96
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
1,439,875
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1857

1857 Liberty Head double eagle coins were struck in the sizable quantity of 1.4 million pieces across the three mints then striking $20 gold coins: Philadelphia, New Orleans, and San Francisco, with the latter striking the bulk of that year’s output. It was common in the days of the Gold Rush for the San Francisco mint to produce the lion’s share of gold coinage, Certainly that minting facility was close to the source of the metal, and as such gold coins saw their heaviest circulation in the West.

1857 $20 double eagles weigh 33.44 grams and contain 0.9613 ounces of gold. With a diameter of 34 millimeters, Liberty Head double eagles are hefty gold coins that appeal not only to bullion investors but also coin collectors.

Here’s a rundown of the mintages and values of 1857 gold eagle coins:

  • 1857, 439,375; $2,225

  • 1857-O, 30,000; $4,250

  • 1857-S, 970,500; $2,475

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

1857-O double eagles are certainly the scarcest issue of the three different double eagles made that year. 1857-O $20 gold coins are quite challenging to find in any grade, but they aren’t so scarce that they can’t be tracked down with dedicated searching at coin dealers and auctions. It’s prudent to only buy rare pre-1933 gold coins in certified slabs from reputable third-party coin grading companies.



1857 Liberty Head Double Eagle Past Sales & Prices

1857-S $20 S.S. CENTRAL AMERICA 20A SPIKED SHIELD PCGS MS65 CAC
Sale Price: $14,000.00
Date Sold: January 15, 2016
1857-S $20 S.S. CENTRAL AMERICA 20A SPIKED SHIELD PCGS MS65 CAC
1857 $20 DOUBLE EAGLE GOLD NGC AU 58 RARE 439 K LOW MINTAGE COIN RARE IN AU 58!
Sale Price: $3,551.00
Date Sold: January 12, 2016
1857 $20 DOUBLE EAGLE GOLD NGC AU 58 RARE 439 K LOW MINTAGE COIN RARE IN AU 58!
1857-S $20 Gold Coin NGC AU53
Sale Price: $2,936.00
Date Sold: January 12, 2016
1857-S $20 Gold Coin NGC AU53
1857-S 20B Bold S $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle PCGS MS64 Shipwreck Coin sku8486
Sale Price: $8,000.00
Date Sold: December 17, 2015
1857-S 20B Bold S $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle PCGS MS64 Shipwreck Coin sku8486
1857 S $20 Gold NGC AU Details Liberty Head Double Eagle Coin
Sale Price: $2,150.00
Date Sold: December 11, 2015
1857 S $20 Gold NGC AU Details Liberty Head Double Eagle Coin
1857-S Liberty Gold $20 Coin S.S. Central America Shipwreck PCGS MS64 COA,Box
Sale Price: $7,500.00
Date Sold: November 24, 2015
1857-S Liberty Gold $20 Coin S.S. Central America Shipwreck PCGS MS64 COA,Box
1857-S $20 LIBERTY HEAD DOUBLE EAGLE NGC MS66 STAR
Sale Price: $20,000.00
Date Sold: October 26, 2015
1857-S $20 LIBERTY HEAD DOUBLE EAGLE NGC MS66 STAR
1857-S $20 SS Central America, 20A Spiked Shield, PCGS MS65 CAC
Sale Price: $17,950.00
Date Sold: September 26, 2015
1857-S $20 SS Central America, 20A Spiked Shield, PCGS MS65 CAC
1857-S $20 Gold Liberty SSCA 7338 Spiked Shield PCGS MS63
Sale Price: $7,000.00
Date Sold: September 10, 2015
1857-S $20 Gold Liberty SSCA 7338 Spiked Shield PCGS MS63
1857 O Rare PCGS Type One Liberty Head Double Eagle Twenty Dollar Gold Coin
Sale Price: $7,200.00
Date Sold: September 07, 2015
1857 O Rare PCGS Type One Liberty Head Double Eagle Twenty Dollar Gold Coin
1857 S $20 PCGS MS 62 S.S. Central America Shipwreck Double Eagle Gold Liberty
Sale Price: $6,400.00
Date Sold: September 04, 2015
1857 S $20 PCGS MS 62 S.S. Central America Shipwreck Double Eagle Gold Liberty
1857-S ~ $20 LIBERTY DOUBLE EAGLE GOLD ~ S.S. CENTRAL AMERICA ~ PCGS MS65
Sale Price: $12,550.00
Date Sold: August 25, 2015
1857-S ~ $20 LIBERTY DOUBLE EAGLE GOLD ~ S.S. CENTRAL AMERICA ~ PCGS MS65
1857-S $20 SS Central America, 20A Spiked Shield, PCGS MS65 CAC
Sale Price: $16,750.00
Date Sold: August 20, 2015
1857-S $20 SS Central America, 20A Spiked Shield, PCGS MS65 CAC

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