A vintage coin that is a great investment for those who wish to hold Gold coins that circulated in the U.S. more than 100 years ago. Extra Fine coins have minimal wear and may contain hints of luster in the protected areas of the design.
- 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 Double Eagle Gold coins
Liberty Double Eagle Gold coins, first minted in 1850 during the California Gold Rush, had a face value of $20 based on the price of Gold at that time, which was $20.67 per troy ounce. These U.S. Mint Gold coins were first produced as proofs in 1849 and only two proofs were ever minted. One of the collectible Double Eagle Gold coins is located at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. and the second was presented to William M. Meredith, Treasury Secretary, and later sold as part of his estate. The whereabouts of this mysterious second rare Double Gold Eagle is unknown, but if found, due to its rarity and numismatic value, its price would soar above the spot price of Gold per ounce.
Why invest in collectible Liberty Gold Eagle coins?
These extra fine collectible Gold Eagle coins are more than 100 years old and have very little wear, with some even displaying luster in protected areas of the coin. These Liberty Gold coins have a rich history, produced by the U.S. Mint from 1850 until 1907, when the Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle began to be minted through 1933. These Liberty U.S. Mint Gold coins not only have numismatic (collector) value, but each Gold coin also contains .9675 oz of Gold, which appeals to investors and collectors alike. These Liberty Double Gold Eagle coins have a relatively low premium over the Gold spot price when compared with other collectible vintage Gold coins.
Add a surviving Liberty Gold Eagle to your collection
The Liberty Double Gold Eagle was lucky to survive to be admired by modern-day collectors and investors. First, Theodore Roosevelt ordered these Gold coins overhauled and redesigned into something more in keeping with the fashion of the day, retiring this classic design in 1907. Then, many of these now collectible Liberty Gold Eagle coins were melted down when Franklin D. Roosevelt recalled Gold coins from the public in 1933. These U.S. Mint Gold coins were also sent overseas to be melted, or were placed in bank vaults, and many of these stored coins are now fulfilling the demand for this very special Gold coin.
Understand the grade of a Gold coin when you add to your collection.
The Liberty Double Gold Eagle and other U.S. Mint coins are most often graded on a 70-point scale, created by Dr. William Shelby and outlined in his guide “Penny Whimsy.” Gold coins and other Precious Metal coins with a score of zero are worn and the most you can devise from observing the coin is, yes, it was once a coin. U.S. Mint Gold coins or other coins with a score of 70 indicates that the coin is in perfect condition. Common grades for coins like collectible Gold Eagle coins and other U.S. Mint coins include Uncirculated (UNC) with no wear; Almost Uncirculated (AU) with small traces of wear; and Extra or Extremely Fine (XF or EF) with some traces of wear in only the highest points of the Gold coin.