Liberty Double Eagle Mintages

The Liberty Double Eagles experienced a wide range of mintages during the course of the series. The mintage low for a regular circulation issue of the series was the 1882 Double Eagle a mere 571 coins produced. If the 1849 pattern is considered the lowest mintage drops to just 1, although there are rumors that a second example may exist. The highest mintage for the series occurred with the 1904 Double Eagle, at 6,256,699.

Coins were struck at Philadelphia, Carson City, Denver, and San Francisco. The mint mark for the latter three mints appears on the reverse, beneath the tail feathers of the eagle. There were a handful of years when the Philadelphia Mint did not produce coins for circulation, but only a small number of proof coins.

The table below presents the mintages for circulation strikes across all dates and mints. Besides these figures, survival rates are also very important to consider. There are two notable New Orleans issues from 1854 and 1856, which have both low mintages and extremely low survival rates.

1849 pattern 1 known
1850 1,170,261
1850-O 141,000
1851 2,087,155
1851-O 315,000
1852 2,053,026
1852-O 190,000
1853 1,261,326
1853-O 71,000
1854 757,899
1854-O 3,250
1854-S 141,468
1855 364,666
1855-O 8,000
1855-S 879,675
1856 329,878
1856-O 2,250
1856-S 1,189,750
1857 439,375
1857-O 30,000
1857-S 970,500
1858 211,714
1858-O 32,250
1858-S 846,710
1859 43,597
1859-O 9,100
1859-S 636,445
1860 577,670
1860-O 6,600
1860-S 544,950
1861 2,976,453
1861-O 17,741
1861-S 768,000
1862 92,133
1862-S 854,173
1863 142,790
1863-S 966,570
1864 204,235
1864-S 793,660
1865 351,175
1865-S 1,042,500
1866 698,745
1866-S without motto 120,000
1866-S with motto 842,250
1867 251,015
1867-S 920,750
1868 98,575
1868-S 837,500
1869 175,130
1869-S 686,750
1870 155,150
1870-CC 3,789
1870-S 982,000
1871 80,120
1871-CC 17,387
1871-S 928,000
1872 251,850
1872-CC 26,900
1872-S 780,000
1873 1,709,800
1873-CC 22,410
1873-S 1,040,600
1874 366,780
1874-CC 115,085
1874-S 1,214,000
1875 295,720
1875-CC 111,151
1875-S 1,230,000
1876 583,860
1876-CC 138,441
1876-S 1,597,000
1877 397,650
1877-CC 1,735,000
1877-S 42,565
1878 543,625
1878-CC 13,180
1878-S 1,739,000
1879 207,600
1879-CC 10,708
1879-O 2,325
1879-S 1,223,800
1880 51,420
1880-S 836,000
1881 2,199
1881-S 727,000
1882 571
1882-CC 39,140
1882-S 1,125,000
1883-CC 59,962
1883-S 1,189,000
1884-CC 81,139
1884-S 916,000
1885 751
1885-CC 9,450
1885-S 683,500
1886 1,000
1887-S 283,000
1888 226,161
1888-S 859,600
1889 44,070
1889-CC 30,945
1889-S 774,700
1890 75,940
1890-CC 91,209
1890-S 802,750
1891 1,390
1891-CC 5,000
1891-S 1,288,125
1892 4,430
1892-CC 27,265
1892-S 930,150
1893 344,280
1893-CC 18,402
1893-S 996,175
1894 1,368,940
1894-S 1,048,550
1895 1,114,605
1895-S 1,143,500
1896 792,535
1896-S 1,403,925
1897 1,383,175
1897-S 1,470,250
1898 170,395
1898-S 2,575,175
1899 1,669,300
1899-S 2,010,300
1900 1,874,460
1900-S 2,459,500
1901 111,430
1901-S 1,596,000
1902 31,140
1902-S 1,753,625
1903 287,270
1903-S 954,000
1904 6,256,699
1904-S 5,134,175
1905 58,919
1905-S 1,813,000
1906 69,596
1906-D 620,250
1906-S 2,065,750
1907 1,451,786
1907-D 842,250
1907-S 2,165,800