U.S. Gold Coins: $20 Gold Coins FAQs
Philadelphia Mint (no mint mark): The original mint facility and the main production site for many years. The Philadelphia Mint produced Double Eagles throughout the entire run from 1849 to 1933.
San Francisco Mint (mint mark "S"): Established due to the California Gold Rush, the San Francisco Mint produced Double Eagles from 1854 to 1930.
Carson City Mint (mint mark "CC"): Located in Nevada, this mint produced Double Eagles from 1870 to 1893. Coins from Carson City are particularly sought after by collectors due to their relative rarity.
New Orleans Mint (mint mark "O"): This mint produced Double Eagles only for a limited period, from 1850 to 1861 and then again in 1879.
Denver Mint (mint mark "D"): The Denver Mint began producing Double Eagles later in the coin's history, starting in 1906 and continuing until 1931.
Each mint facility left its distinct mint mark on the coins it produced, except for the Philadelphia Mint, which typically did not use a mint mark. These mint marks can be found on the reverse side of the coin, usually near the bottom, and help collectors identify the coin's origin.