This vintage coin is a great investment for collectors and investors alike having circulated in the U.S. more than 100 years ago. With low premiums over the spot price of Gold, these coins are a great way to add to any investment portfolio!
- Contains .9675 oz of Gold.
- Multiples of 20 are packaged in plastic tubes. All other coins will be in protective plastic flips.
- Obverse: Shows Liberty, facing left, encircled by 13 stars with the word "Liberty" on her hair band.
- Reverse: Features a heraldic eagle with a shield on its breast with thirteen stars above. Surrounding the eagle is "United States of America" and the denomination.
- Designed by James B. Longacre and minted from 1850-1907.
- U.S. Mint issue from the following mints: Philadelphia, Carson City, Denver, New Orleans or San Francisco.
Protect your Gold Double Eagle in style by adding an attractive display box to your order.
Many of these coins have been melted over the years, adding collectibility to a classic Gold coin design. Enhance your collection by adding this $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle to your cart today!
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The history of the Liberty Gold Double Eagle
Following the discovery of Gold in northern California, the California Gold Rush of 1849 sent a steady flow of Gold to the U.S. Mint. The Gold Double Eagle coin was created as a $20 coin that was worth “double” the existing $10 Eagle coin. The $20 Liberty Gold coin was minted from 1850 to 1907, when the Double Eagle Gold coin was redesigned at the behest of President Theodore Roosevelt. In 1866, the U.S. Mint added the motto “In God We Trust” to the Gold Double Eagle coin, an important subtype for collectors of the Liberty Gold Double Eagle.
Why invest in Liberty Gold Double Eagle coins?
The Liberty Gold Double Eagle is one of the most popular American Gold coins among collectors, with 143 different issues, some of which are extremely rare and highly sought after. The Gold Double Eagle coin is distinctive for being the largest regular-issue U.S. coin in terms of both Gold value and denomination. Many investors value the Liberty Gold Double Eagle for its combination of Gold content and increasing rarity. With so many unique issues, collecting a full Liberty Gold coin set is a special accomplishment. Additionally, many of these U.S. Mint coins have been melted over the years for their Gold, adding to their rarity and numismatic value.
With the Liberty Gold Double Eagle, trace U.S. history through the Civil War and westward expansion.
The Liberty Gold Double Eagle series is notable for collectors because it contains extremely rare Gold coins as well as more common issues that can be purchased for a small premium over the spot price of Gold. The Liberty Gold coin can be broadly separated into three subtypes: coins without a motto on the reverse (1849-1866), coins with a motto and with “TWENTY D.” on the reverse (1866-1876) and coins with a motto and “TWENTY DOLLARS” on the reverse (1877-1907). The Liberty Gold Double Eagle coin is also referred to as the Coronet Double Eagle. The U.S. Mint struck multiple versions at different mints, featuring the different mintmarks, adding to collectors' fascination for this coin.
Reclaim history with a Gold Double Eagle coin, which was once illegal to hold in the United States.
Surviving Liberty Gold Double Eagle coins are prized by collectors because in 1933 in response to the Great Depression, the U.S. government outlawed the holding of monetary Gold. Once-common Gold Double Eagle coins were turned in and melted down by the millions. Today, a Liberty Gold coin that is considered rare will sell at a high premium over the spot price of Gold. The U.S. Mint has made modern American Eagle coins since 1986, but for lovers of history, the original circulating $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle is special.