History, Information, and Value of 1853 Gold Liberty Double Eagle
Value of 1853 $20 Gold Coin
The 1853 $20 double eagle minted in Philadelphia this year is generally very well struck, a feature noted in many catalog descriptions. Several interesting repunched date varieties are known and provide good cherrypicking opportunities to discerning collectors. Despite a considerably lower mintage, the 1853 double eagle exhibits a rarity profile similar to the 1851 and 1852 issues. Most examples are well worn and can be had for minimal numismatic premium, and it is only in Choice AU condition that this issue becomes slightly scarce. However, populations dwindle considerably in Mint State, with an estimated 30-40 unique examples known.