The 1849 Liberty Head double eagle has value as a numismatic coin. Keep reading to learn more about this gold coin.

This double eagle is a one of a kind pattern coin that is currently in the Smithsonian collection.


Type: Liberty Head Double Eagle
Year: 1849
Face Value: $20.00
Composition: 90% gold, 10% copper
Gold Weight: .9675 oz.
Total Weight: 33.436 grams
Current Gold Bullion Value: $2,257.00

The US minted the 1849 Liberty Head double eagle with no mint mark. No other series were minted for this year.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1849 Philadelphia 1


This coin in circulated condition will be worth a lot more than its weight in gold. But for reference, the gold melt value for this coin is $2,257.00. This melt value is calculated from the current gold spot price of $2,332.82 per ounce.

The 1849 Liberty Head double eagle is a priceless coin. This coin will likely never leave the Smithsonian museum.



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1850 Liberty Head Double Eagle