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LIBERTY HEAD (NO MOTTO ON REVERSE)
TWENTY DOLLARS OR DOUBLE EAGLE (1849-1866)

1864 Liberty Head Double Eagle Obverse    1864 Liberty Head Double Eagle Reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Date

Mintage for
Circulation

Mintage of
Proofs

Notes

1849

0

2 known?

The only known example is in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.  A second example may be in private hands.

1850

1,170,261

Unique?

 

1850-O

141,000

0

 

1851

2,087,155

Unknown

 

1851-O

315,000

0

 

1852

2,053,026

Unknown

 

1852-O

190,000

0

 

1853

1,261,326

Unknown

Look for the rare 1853/2 overdate.

1853-O

71,000

0

 

1854

757,899

Unique?

Found with Small and Large Dates.

1854-O

3,250

0

 

1854-S

141,468

1

 

1855

364,666

Unknown

 

1855-O

8,000

0

 

1855-S

879,675

0

 

1856

329,878

Unknown

 

1856-O

2,250

0

 

1856-S

1,189,750

0

 

1857

439,375

est. 5

 

1857-O

30,000

0

 

1857-S

970,500

0

 

1858

211,714

est. 10

 

1858-O

32,250

0

 

1858-S

846,710

0

 

1859

43,597

80

 

1859-O

9,100

0

 

1859-S

636,445

0

 

1860

577,670

59

 

1860-O

6,600

0

 

1860-S

544,950

0

 

1861

2,976,453

66

Only three examples are known of the variety with a reverse designed by Anthony Pacquet.

1861-O

17,741

0

 

1861-S

768,000

0

A small proportion of this mintage bears a reverse designed by Anthony Pacquet.

1862

92,133

35

 

1862-S

854,173

0

 

1863

142,790

30

 

1863-S

966,570

0

 

1864

204,235

50

 

1864-S

793,660

0

 

1865

351,175

25

 

1865-S

1,042,500

0

 

1866-S

est. 12,000

0