1861 P Coronet Head Gold $20 Double Eagle

Liberty Head - Twenty D - No Motto

Mintage: 2,976,453
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.):
1861 Normal Reverse Liberty Head $20 Gold Double Eagle - Twenty Dollars
There were two major varieties of the 1861 Liberty Head $20 Gold Double Eagle. The common variety features the normal design on the reverse of the coin (as depicted above) - while the other variety is ultra-rare and is known as the "Paquet Reverse" variety. The difference between the Normal Reverse vs Paquet Reverse is depicted below in the example comparison image. Note the styling and size differences in the letters and also the rays within the circle of stars above the eagle (Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1861 Normal Reverse vs Paquet Reverse - $20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle - Difference and Comparison
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)
---2,1232,4633,0455,35615,13695,826

MELT VALUE: $1131.91


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