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Obverse of 1853 U.S. Assay Office of Gold $20 - "884 THOUS"     Reverse of 1853 U.S. Assay Office of Gold $20 - "884 THOUS"


1853 UNITED STATES ASSAY OFFICE OF GOLD $20

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp and Coin

Varieties:
"884 THOUS" 
"900 THOUS"

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "Pre-Long Beach Sale", February 7-8, 2000, Lot 1414, illustrated, unsold

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Private Gold Coins and Patterns of the United States" by Donald H. Kagin