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In 1850, the US Mint released the $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle as the first coin of its particular denomination. Its production had been prompted by the California Gold Rush two years earlier. With its exceptional composition of .9675 troy oz of .900 fine gold, the $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle serves as not only as an impressive collectible, but also as a valuable asset to include in portfolios. All Liberty Double Eagles featured in this collection are ready to ship in VF (Very Fine) condition.
- Includes actual gold content of.9675 troy oz
- Gold purity of .900 fine
- Issued by the US Mint with a $20 (USD) face value
- Features the artwork of James B. Longacre
- Available in VF (Very Fine) condition
- Individual coins ship in plastic flips, multiples of 10 – 20 ship in tubes.
Artist James B. Longacre created the designs for both the front and back of the Liberty Double Eagle. Engraved unto the coin’s obverse is his classical rendition of Lady Liberty, which was based on the royal effigies seen on Greco-Roman currency. The portrait depicts Liberty in profile with her thick curls arranged beneath an inscribed crown. She is framed by a ring of thirteen stars as a tribute to the original thirteen colonies. Longacre’s stunning portrayal of this beloved figure is the reason that the coin is often referred to as either the “Liberty Head” or “Coronet” Double Eagle.
Stamped across the reverse side of the Liberty Double Eagle is the Great Seal of the US. This well-known emblem depicts the bald eagle, armed with a shield, an olive branch and a set of arrows. While Longacre’s artwork remained the same throughout the coin’s mintage, several changes were made to the inscriptions. Such changes included the addition of the “In God We Trust” motto in 1866 and the abbreviation change of the coin’s denomination in 1877. APR 57 regrets that it cannot determine which version of the design will be distributed at the time of order placement.
For further details regarding this Pre-1933 Liberty Gold Double Eagle (VF), please call 212-246-2000. Additional support is available via live chat and online forms. To view other grades of this coin, customers can visit the $20 Liberty Double Eagles section of this site.
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