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$20 Gold Liberty Coins 1849-1907

The Liberty Head double eagle or Coronet double eagle is an American twenty-dollar gold piece struck as a pattern coin in 1849, and for commerce from 1850 to 1907. It was designed by Bureau of the Mint Chief Engraver James B. Longacre. The largest denomination of United States coin authorized by the Mint Act of 1792 was the eagle, or ten-dollar piece. The large amount of bullion being brought east after the discovery of gold in California in the 1840s caused Congress to consider new denominations of gold coinage. The gold dollar and double eagle were the result. After considerable infighting at the Philadelphia Mint, Chief Engraver James B. Longacre designed the coin, and it began to be issued in commerce in 1850. Only one 1849 double eagle is known to survive; it rests in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian. The coin was immediately successful: merchants and banks used it in trade. It was struck until replaced by the Saint-Gaudens double eagle in 1907, and many were melted when President Franklin D. Roosevelt recalled gold coins from the public in 1933. Millions of double eagles were sent overseas in international transactions throughout its run to be melted or placed in bank vaults. Many of the latter have now been repatriated to feed the demand from collectors and those who desire to hold gold.


$20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin - Random Year

$20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin - Random Year


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1904 $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin

1904 $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin


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$1,447.06




1902 S $20 NGC MS-61 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin

1902 S $20 NGC MS-61 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin


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$1,628.19




1901-S $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin

1901-S $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin


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$1,550.56




1900 $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin

1900 $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin


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$1,447.06




1896-S $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin

1896-S $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin


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$1,757.56




1888-S $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin

1888-S $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin


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$1,705.81




1891 S $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin

1891 S $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin


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$4,179.46




1884-S $20 NGC MS61 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin

1884-S $20 NGC MS61 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin


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$2,016.31




1877-S $20 PCGS AU58 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin

1877-S $20 PCGS AU58 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin


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$1,602.31




1877 $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin

1877 $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin


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$1,447.06




1876 $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin

1876 $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin


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$1,861.06




1873 $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin

1873 $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin


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$1,654.06




1859 S $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin

1859 S $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Coin


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$5,483.56





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