1853 P Coronet Head Gold $20 Double Eagle : 3 Over 2

Liberty Head - Twenty D - No Motto

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: James B Longacre
Metal Composition: 90% Gold - 10% Copper

Diameter: 34 mm
Mass / Weight: 33.44 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1853/2 Liberty Head $20 Gold Double Eagle - Twenty Dollars
One major variety is the 1853/2 Liberty Head $20 Gold Double Eagle. This variety features a "3 Over 2" overdate in which an 1853 date appears to be struck over an 1852 date. Sometimes this is known as an 1853/'2' (note the single quotes around the '2') since it appears that the "3" is struck over something - which could be a "2" or it could simply be a die defect. Depicted below is an example closeup image of the 1853/2 "3 Over 2" overdate variety (source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1853/2 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle - 3 Over 2 Overdate - Closeup Example Image
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
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MELT VALUE: $1141.00


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