1861 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 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)
---$2,260$2,610$3,209$5,585$15,641$98,615

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1861 Coronet Head Gold $20 Double Eagle is worth $2,260 in average condition and can be worth $5,585 to $15,641 or more in uncirculated (MS+) mint condition. Proof coins can be worth $98,615 or more. 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: $1216.59





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