Liberty Head $20 Gold - The California Gold Rush of 1848 prompted Congress to authorize the mintage of the $20 Double Eagle Gold coin. The authorization happened in 1849 and the coin entered circulation as American currency in 1850. It holds the highest Gold content of any regular issue U.S. Gold coin of its time and the original Liberty design was minted for more than 50 years.
The obverse features a classic Greek rendition of Lady Liberty, while the reverse depicts a fearless eagle with wings extended to their full span. Beginning in 1849, the $20 Double Eagle was minted in three types: the Type I “No Motto” variety (1850-1866), the Type II variety with “Twenty D” on the reverse (1866-1876) and the Type III variety with “Twenty Dollars” fully spelled out (1877-1907). The motto “In God We Trust” was added to the coins in accordance with a provision in the Mint Act of 1865.
Liberty Gold Eagle Coins in this category vary in quality so browse our selection and choose the coin you would like to add to your holdings. These, like all other Pre-1933 U.S. Gold, have a historical value that goes beyond the face value and the value of the Gold content in these coins. APMEX makes it easy to add historical U.S. Gold to your investment portfolio or numismatic collection.
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