1853 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 value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
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)
---$3,171$3,840$6,364$32,564--

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1853 Coronet Head Gold $20 Double Eagle (3 Over 2 Variety) is worth $3,171 in average condition and can be worth $32,564 or more in uncirculated (MS+) mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $1237.57





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