Appealing to collectors and bullion investors alike, Gold Double Eagles are a great investment for those who wish to hold Gold coins that circulated in the U.S. more than 100-150 years ago.
- 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 $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle with this clear plastic capsule or display it in style by adding an attractive presentation box or coin bezel to your order.
Coins in this listing have been cleaned or may be ex-jewelry pieces. 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
Before Liberty Gold Double Eagles were minted, the $10 Gold Liberty Eagle was the highest denomination of U.S. coins. When the California Gold Rush began in 1848, the greatly increased domestic supply of Gold prompted Congress to create new denominations of Gold American coins. The Liberty Gold Double Eagle was one of the new American coins minted in 1850, and it is called a Double Eagle because it is twice the legal tender value of the $10 Gold Eagle. These Liberty Gold coins are also known as Liberty Coronet Double Eagles because the obverse features a profile of Lady Liberty designed by U.S. Mint Chief Engraver James B. Longacre.
Why invest in Liberty Gold Double Eagles?
Add Liberty Gold Double Eagles to your collection, and you are adding physical Gold that has been considered a valuable asset for thousands of years. From Gold coins to Gold jewelry, evidence of the value of this Precious Metal can be observed as far back as 4000 B.C. when it was used for jewelry and ceremonial objects. When you buy Gold Eagle coins, you benefit from the coins having value not only as collectible Gold coins, but also as Gold bullion containing .9675 fine Gold. The Gold content of these American Gold coins means that no matter where you go in the world, these Gold coins have an intrinsic value for selling or trading.
Collect Liberty Gold Double Eagles featuring the art of U.S. Mint Chief Engraver James B. Longacre.
The Liberty Gold Double Eagle is just one of the many coins James B. Longacre designed as U.S. Mint Chief Engraver from 1844 until 1869. The Gold Eagle coins feature his profile portrait of Lady Liberty; and, it is engraved portraits that he is best known for in his private art endeavors, as well. Before becoming Chief Engraver and designing Liberty Gold coins, Longacre’s engraved illustrations of noted Americans such as President James Madison and President Andrew Jackson graced the pages of books sold throughout the United States. Browse the inventory of American coins to find other U.S. coins designed by Longacre, such as the Indian Head Cent (1859-1909) and the Shield Nickel (1866-1883).
Collect Liberty Gold Double Eagles to collect a piece of history resulting from the Gold Rush.
Buy Liberty Gold Double Eagles minted from 1850 until 1907, if you want a piece of tangible history that was a direct result of the California Gold Rush. Before the minting of Liberty Gold coins, about 300,000 people rushed to California in search of Gold after hearing of its discovery at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, in 1848. The bill to fabricate Gold Double Eagle coins was introduced by the United States Congress in February 1849 to make use of this influx of Gold, and the first coins hit the market in 1850. When you order Gold Eagle coins, you can hold a piece of history in your hands.