$20 Liberty Double Eagle Coins (1850-1907) (PCGS Certified)

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Find the Double Eagle Coin at APMEX

There are a wide variety of sizes and designs of Pre-1933 Gold coins available but the majority of coins produced were the Liberty Head Gold Eagle, the Indian Head Gold Eagle and the iconic Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. In 1850, in response to the Gold Rush in California and the increasing amount of Gold available in the United States, the Double Eagle was introduced. American Gold coins struck before 1933 are some of the most rare, desirable and beautiful in the world.

PCGS Certified $20 Liberty Double Eagle Coins (1850-1907) for sale at APMEX:

The History of the Gold Double Eagle

This $20 Gold coin was minted from 1850 to 1907, when the Double Eagle Gold coin was redesigned at the request of President Theodore Roosevelt. The Double Eagle Gold coin was created as a $20 coin that was worth “double” the existing $10 Eagle coin. The Gold Double Eagle coin is a staple in many U.S. Gold coin collections.

PCGS Certified Double Eagle Coins

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) represents the industry standard in third-party certification. PCGS built its grading standards upon the Sheldon Scale when it introduced the concept of encapsulated, third-party grading in 1986. Grading standards refers to the descriptions assigned to each number of the grading scale, explained in more detail below:

• MS/PF-70: A coin with no post-production imperfections at 5x magnification.
• MS/PF-69: A fully struck coin with nearly imperceptible imperfections.
• MS/PF-68: Very sharply struck with only miniscule imperfections.
• MS/PF-67: Sharply struck with only a few imperfections.
• MS/PF-66: Very well struck with minimal marks and hairlines.
• MS/PF-65: Well struck with moderate marks or hairlines.
• MS/PF-64: Average or better strike with several obvious marks or hairlines and other miniscule imperfections.
• MS/PF-63: Slightly weak or average strike with moderate abrasions and hairlines of varying sizes.
• MS/PF-62: Slightly weak or average strike with no trace of wear. More or larger abrasions than an MS/PF-63.
• MS/PF-61: Weak or average strike with no trace of wear. More marks and/or multiple large abrasions.
• MS/PF-60: Weak or average strike with no trace of wear. Numerous abrasions, hairlines and/or large marks.
• AU-58: Slight wear on the highest points of the design. Full details.
• AU-55: Slight wear on less than 50% of the design. Full details.
• AU-53: Slight wear on more than 50% of the design. Full details except for very minor softness on the high points.
• AU-50: Slight wear on more than 50% of the design. Full details except for minor softness on the high points.
• XF-45: Complete details with minor wear on some of the high points.
• XF-40: Complete details with minor wear on most of the high points.
• VF-35: Complete details with wear on all of the high points.
• VF-30: Nearly complete details with moderate softness on the design areas.
• VF-25: Nearly complete details with more softness on the design areas.
• VF-20: Moderate design detail with sharp letters and digits.
• F-15: Recessed areas show slight softness. Letters and digits are sharp.
• F-12: Recessed areas show more softness. Letters and digits are sharp.
• VG-10: Wear throughout the design. Letters and digits show softness.
• VG-8: Wear throughout the design. Letters and digits show more softness.
• G-6: Peripheral letters and digits are full. Rims are sharp.
• G-4: Peripheral letters and digits are nearly full. Rims exhibit wear.
• AG-3: Most letters and digits are readable. Rims are worn into the fields.
• FR-2: Some details are visible. Rims are barely visible.
• PO-1: Enough detail to identify the coin's date and type. Rims are flat or nearly flat.

Pre-1933 U.S. Gold Coins

For nearly 140 years, Gold coins were produced by the U.S. Mint for use in commerce alongside Silver and Copper coins. Many Gold bullion investors opt for Gold coins minted before 1933 because of their historical appeal, U.S. government guaranteed Gold content, low premiums, and clearly denominated face value. The $20 coins have .9675 oz, $10 have .4838 oz, and $5 have .2419 oz actual Gold weight, respectively. Coins with denominations of $1, $2.50, and $3 are also available. The Gold content of each coin is based on the value of Gold, which was set by law at $20.67 per troy ounce by the Coinage Act of 1849. The Gold Reserve Act of 1934 increased the price of Gold to $35 per troy ounce. At the time these coins were minted and circulated, the face value was equal to the value of Gold in each coin.

The Great Melt

In 1933, Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 6102, severely limiting the amount of Gold that could be owned by the public, and requiring the vast majority of Gold coins in the U.S. to be delivered to the government in return for Federal Reserve notes, effectively removing Gold coins from circulation. Private ownership of more than a nominal amount of Gold bullion was not legalized again until 1975. Most Gold coins that were turned in were melted down and stored as Gold bars. This confiscation destroyed millions of coins, the exact numbers of which are not known.

Double Eagles for Sale at APMEX

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