Gold Double Eagle Mintages


The mintages of the gold double eagle are interesting to study, but only provide part of the picture when determining the rarity of individual issues. Although there were some coins that were minted in low quantities and accordingly rare. Other issues have seemingly high mintages, but low survival rates, which make them even more scarce.

The lowest mintage double eagle is the 1882 Liberty Head Double Eagle with a mere 571 coins produced. This coin is exceedingly rare with only 20 to 25 pieces believed to have survived.

An example of a rarity with a larger mintage is the 1927-D Saint Gaudens Double Eagle. This coin had an original mintage of 180,000 pieces, but nearly the entire amount was melted. It has been estimated that only 12 to 15 pieces still exist.

Listed below are the mintages for the gold double eagles. This inlcudes both the Liberty Head and Saint Gaudens series.

Liberty Head Design
18501,170,261
1850-O141,000
18512,087,155
1851-O315,000
18522,053,026
1852-O190,000
18531,261,326
1853-O71,000
1854757,899
1854-O3,250
1854-S141,468
1855364,666
1855-O8,000
1855-S879,675
1856329,878
1856-O2,250
1856-S1,189,750
1857439,375
1857-O30,000
1857-S970,500
1858211,714
1858-O32,250
1858-S846,710
185943,597
1859-O9,100
1859-S636,445
1860577,670
1860-O6,600
1860-S544,950
18612,976,453
1861-O17,741
1861-S768,000
186292,133
1862-S854,173
1863142,790
1863-S966,570
1864204,235
1864-S793,660
1865351,175
1865-S1,042,500
1866698,745
1866-S without motto120,000
1866-S with motto842,250
1867251,015
1867-S920,750
186898,575
1868-S837,500
1869175,130
1869-S686,750
1870155,150
1870-CC3,789
1870-S982,000
187180,120
1871-CC17,387
1871-S928,000
1872251,850
1872-CC26,900
1872-S780,000
18731,709,800
1873-CC22,410
1873-S1,040,600
1874366,780
1874-CC115,085
1874-S1,214,000
1875295,720
1875-CC111,151
1875-S1,230,000
1876583,860
1876-CC138,441
1876-S1,597,000
1877397,650
1877-CC1,735,000
1877-S42,565
1878543,625
1878-CC13,180
1878-S1,739,000
1879207,600
1879-CC10,708
1879-O2,325
1879-S1,223,800
188051,420
1880-S836,000
18812,199
1881-S727,000
1882571
1882-CC39,140
1882-S1,125,000
1883-CC59,962
1883-S1,189,000
1884-CC81,139
1884-S916,000
1885751
1885-CC9,450
1885-S683,500
18861,000
1887-S283,000
1888226,161
1888-S859,600
188944,070
1889-CC30,945
1889-S774,700
189075,940
1890-CC91,209
1890-S802,750
18911,390
1891-CC5,000
1891-S1,288,125
18924,430
1892-CC27,265
1892-S930,150
1893344,280
1893-CC18,402
1893-S996,175
18941,368,940
1894-S1,048,550
18951,114,605
1895-S1,143,500
1896792,535
1896-S1,403,925
18971,383,175
1897-S1,470,250
1898170,395
1898-S2,575,175
18991,669,300
1899-S2,010,300
19001,874,460
1900-S2,459,500
1901111,430
1901-S1,596,000
190231,140
1902-S1,753,625
1903287,270
1903-S954,000
19046,256,699
1904-S5,134,175
190558,919
1905-S1,813,000
190669,596
1906-D620,250
1906-S2,065,750
19071,451,786
1907-D842,250
1907-S2,165,800
Saint Gaudens Design
1907 high relief12,367
1907 arabic numerals361,667
1908 without motto4,271,551
1908-D without motto663,750
1908 with motto156,258
1908-D with motto349,500
1908-S22,000
1909161,215
1909-D52,500
1909-S2,774,925
1910482,000
1910-D429,000
1910-S2,128,250
1911197,250
1911-D846,500
1911-S775,750
1912149,750
1913168,780
1913-D393,500
1913-S34,000
191495,250
1914-D453,000
1914-S1,498,000
1915152,000
1915-S567,500
1916-S796,000
1920228,250
1920-S558,000
1921528,500
19221,375,500
1922-S2,658,000
1923566,000
1923-D1,702,250
19244,323,500
1924-D3,049,500
1924-S2,927,500
19252,831,750
1925-D2,938,500
1925-S3,776,500
1926816,750
1926-D481,000
1926-S2,041,500
19272,946,750
1927-D180,000
1927-S3,107,000
19288,816,000
19291,779,750
1930-S74,000
19312,938,250
1931-D106,500
19321,101,750
1933445,500