These high quality Pre-1933 Gold coins exhibit rich luster with tremendous eye appeal. These examples have been graded as MS-62 by NGC, one of the top two coin grading services in the world.
- Contains .9675 oz actual Gold weight.
- NGC encapsulation authenticates and protects the MS-62 condition of the coin.
- Obverse: This design features Lady Liberty facing left, wearing a pearl crown inscribed with "Liberty." The year of mintage is also inscribed across the bottom.
- Reverse: Modeled after the Great Seal of the United States, with "United States of America" above and the face value below.
- Designed by James Barton Longacre and minted from 1850-1907.
- U.S. Mint issue from the following mints: Philadelphia, Denver or San Francisco.
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NGC, one of the top two coin grading services, has guaranteed the Brilliant Uncirculated Mint State-62 condition of this coin, adding collectibility to the beloved design. Enhance your collection by adding this $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle to your cart today!
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The history of the $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle
California experienced a shortage of Gold coins at the beginning of the 1850s and authorities would not accept Gold dust from prospectors for payment of customs duties, so a solution was needed. In 1850, President Millard Fillmore proposed that U.S. Mint Gold coins be produced in California, with a branch of the U.S. Mint established in San Francisco. Soon, Gold Double Eagle coins would be produced in California, as Congress approved the plan in 1852 and the San Francisco Mint opened in 1854. The first Gold Double Eagle was struck at the new mint on April 3, 1854, with over half of the various Double Eagles struck between 1850 and 1933 minted in San Francisco.
Why invest in Double Gold Eagle coins?
These Double Gold Eagle coins are graded brilliant uncirculated MS-62 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, one of the top two coin grading services in the world. Each of these U.S. Mint Gold coins are packaged in a NGC capsule that protects and authenticates. These pre-1933 Gold coins are of high quality, with luster and stunning visual appeal. Each Gold Double Eagle also contains .9675 oz actual Gold weight, making them favorites with collectors.
Buy the Gold coin that was minted despite intrigue and sabotage within the U.S. Mint.
The $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle was designed by James B. Longacre, the successor of Christian Gobrecht, who died in 1844. The designer of these Gold Double Eagle coins was an outsider who did not come up through the ranks of the U.S. Mint, taking over the role of chief engraver in an atmosphere of resentment and tension. Longacre had little support, and the chief coiner went as far as poaching employees to work on his very successful side business that operated out of the mint. When Longacre started work on these U.S. Mint Gold coins in 1849, the mint refused to provide him with any assistants, and in fact, historians believe his co-workers made multiple attempts to sabotage his new design. These Gold coins, despite the setbacks and intrigue, debuted in 1850.
When you buy Gold coins, understand what is meant by proof coins.
Proof coinage, referring to Gold coins or other Precious Metal coins, historically meant special early samples or “test runs” of a coin issue. In the past, coins like Gold Double Eagle coins would be made as a proof first to check the dies and to archive the coin. There were only two Double Gold Eagle proofs minted. Now, U.S. Mint Gold coins often have a proof version that is considered to be the finest quality of coin produced by the U.S. Mint and the term now commonly refers to the coin’s finish. New proof coins have sharp rims and design and smooth blank areas that are not part of the coin’s design.