This largest denomination of all regular United States issues was authorized to be coined by the Act of March 3, 1849. The 1849 double eagle is a unique pattern and reposes in the Smithsonian. The 1861 reverse design by Anthony C. Paquet was withdrawn soon after being struck. Very few pieces are known.
Designer- James B. Longacre; weight 33.436 grams; composition .900 gold, .100 copper (net weight .96750 oz. pure gold); diameter 34mm. Minted in Philadelphia, Carson city, Denver, New Orleans, San Francisco.
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