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$20 Liberty Double Eagle

$20 Liberty Double Eagle

  • 1855-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle Genuine PCGS VF20
    1855-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle Genuine PCGS VF20
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 503504002

    1855-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle Genuine PCGS VF20

    $2,278.50
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  • 1857-O Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1857-O Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 749269024

    1857-O Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55

    $16,740.00
  • 1861 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1861 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 570913056

    1861 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55

    $2,808.00
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  • 1865-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS60
    1865-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS60
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 749126017

    1865-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS60

    $6,102.00
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  • 1871-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1871-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 570917001

    1871-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55

    $2,604.00
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  • 1872 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS XF45
    1872 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS XF45
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 171247044

    1872 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS XF45

    $2,441.25
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  • 1873-S Twenty Dollar Closed 3 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU53
    1873-S Twenty Dollar Closed 3 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU53
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 570896555

    1873-S Twenty Dollar Closed 3 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU53

    $2,321.90
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  • 1873-S Twenty Dollar OPEN 3 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS60
    1873-S Twenty Dollar OPEN 3 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS60
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 749269027

    1873-S Twenty Dollar OPEN 3 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS60

    $4,860.00
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  • 1873-S Twenty Dollar Closed 3 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50
    1873-S Twenty Dollar Closed 3 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 502414037

    1873-S Twenty Dollar Closed 3 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50

    $2,305.63
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  • 1873-S Twenty Dollar Closed 3 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    1873-S Twenty Dollar Closed 3 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 173176041

    1873-S Twenty Dollar Closed 3 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

    $2,359.88
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  • 1873-S Twenty Dollar Closed 3 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1873-S Twenty Dollar Closed 3 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 501873102

    1873-S Twenty Dollar Closed 3 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

    $2,658.25
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  • 1873 Twenty Dollar OPEN 3 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1873 Twenty Dollar OPEN 3 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 501873100

    1873 Twenty Dollar OPEN 3 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,387.00
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  • 1873 Twenty Dollar OPEN 3 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS60
    1873 Twenty Dollar OPEN 3 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS60
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 570895315

    1873 Twenty Dollar OPEN 3 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS60

    $2,468.38
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  • 1874-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1874-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 173185006

    1874-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,441.25
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  • 1875-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1875-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 749422006

    1875-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55

    $2,224.25
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  • 1875-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1875-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 502481003

    1875-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,441.25
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  • 1875-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    1875-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 747500005

    1875-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

    $2,224.25
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  • 1875-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    1875-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 747500004

    1875-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

    $2,224.25
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  • 1876-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53
    1876-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 516190002

    1876-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53

    $2,224.25
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  • 1876-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1876-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 516190087

    1876-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,359.88
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  • 1876 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS60
    1876 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS60
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 501873090

    1876 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS60

    $2,604.00
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  • 1877 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    1877 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 748832016

    1877 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

    $2,251.38
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  • 1877-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1877-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 749165012

    1877-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

    $2,359.88
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  • 1877-S Twenty Dollar Gold Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1877-S Twenty Dollar Gold Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 747315005-1

    1877-S Twenty Dollar Gold Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,354.25
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  • 1877-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1877-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 173182052

    1877-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,359.88
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  • 1877-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1877-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 173180044

    1877-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,359.88
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  • 1877-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS60
    1877-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS60
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 570888461

    1877-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS60

    $2,414.13
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  • 1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 750125005

    1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

    $2,332.75
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  • 1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 750125007

    1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

    $2,332.75
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  • 1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 750125006

    1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

    $2,332.75
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  • 1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS60
    1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS60
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 570896253

    1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS60

    $2,468.38
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  • 1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 750125004

    1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

    $2,332.75
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  • 1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 750125008

    1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,387.00
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  • 1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 502226001

    1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,387.00
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  • 1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 171235613

    1878-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,387.00
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  • 1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 516190006

    1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55

    $2,321.90
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  • 1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU53
    1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU53
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 750125009

    1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU53

    $2,305.63
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  • 1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50
    1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 748162003

    1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50

    $2,278.50
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  • 1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU53
    1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU53
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 750125010

    1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU53

    $2,305.63
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  • 1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 750125012

    1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

    $2,321.90
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  • 1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 750125011

    1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

    $2,321.90
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  • 1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 173176042

    1879-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

    $2,321.90
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  • 1882-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS60
    1882-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS60
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 500763014

    1882-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS60

    $2,332.75
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  • 1882-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    1882-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 502620190

    1882-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

    $2,224.25
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  • 1882-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1882-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 749529001

    1882-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,278.50
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  • 1882-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1882-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 516190014

    1882-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,278.50
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  • 1883-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61
    1883-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 171247045

    1883-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61

    $2,441.25
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  • 1888-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61
    1888-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 502620341

    1888-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61

    $2,441.25
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  • 1891-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1891-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 570910142

    1891-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,251.38
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  • 1891-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61
    1891-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 516190016

    1891-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61

    $2,305.63
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$20 Liberty Double Eagle

A result of the California gold rush, the gold $20 Liberty Eagle coin is by far the largest circulating gold coin in American history. Since the U.S. Treasury was receiving so much gold from California, they needed to mint larger coins to use the metals they had on hand, which Congress authorized in 1849.

The Liberty Eagle ranges in dates from 1850-1907 and contain .9657 troy ounces of gold.

The Liberty Head design was the work of Chief Mint Engraver James Barton Longacre and it is found in three distinct types.

  • The Type 1 (No Motto) was minted 1850–1866, with many high-grade examples coming from San Francisco Mint specimens that were lost in shipwrecks for over 100 years. Thousands, for example, sunk with the SS Central America, a ship loaded with more than two tons of gold dust, nuggets, coins, and ingots from the California Gold Rush. The loss of Central America’s treasure was so severe that it set off the Panic of 1857. Over a century later, treasure hunters recovered the precious cargo, including thousands of beautiful, glittering Type 1 double eagles.
  • The Type 2 double eagle, minted 1866–1876, was the first double eagle to bear the words “In God We Trust”. The addition required slight modifications to the design, and in that process, small changes were also made to the eagle and shield. Type 2 double eagles are primarily sought by type collectors, with mint-condition Carson City double eagles being a standout rarity.
  • The Type 3 double eagle was minted 1877–1907 and features alterations to the “In God We Trust” motto and the Liberty Head, as well as a lengthening of “Twenty D.” to “Twenty Dollars”. In 1891, gold was discovered in Cripple Creek, Colorado, and the Denver Mint was established. About 12 Type 3 double eagle proofs were struck there, and one sold in 2010 for over half a million dollars.

As Longacre worked on the coin, he was under constant assault by the duplicitous Chief Coiner Franklin Peale. Peale had a scheme running, in which he used Mint property to mint and sell medals for his own profit. The scheme would eventually be Peale’s downfall a few years later, but in 1849, Peale’s medal-making was still in full swing. Peale worried that Longacre’s efforts would interfere with his medal-making, so he delayed Longacre’s design work for as long as possible.

Longacre persevered through three separate designs, and eventually his double eagle was produced. The obverse featured a Greco-Roman Liberty head with her hair pulled back and a diadem resting lightly on her head. The reverse shows the Great Seal of the United States and an eagle holding a shield that represents America. The eagle also holds a double ribbon, symbolic of the coin’s denomination.

The double eagle was an immediate success and remained so for decades to come, until President Franklin D. Roosevelt criminalized the private ownership of gold in 1933. Millions of double eagles were then melted down or sent overseas, greatly reducing the current supply.

Buy $20 Liberty Double Eagles from LCR Coin: LCR Coin is a Trusted Authorized PCGS and NGC Dealer. We carry only certified and graded gold Double Eagles by NGC or PCGS. All of our coins are guaranteed authentic and come from reputable sources. Your satisfaction is our priority. We offer Free insured shipping on all orders with no minimums. If we don't have the coin you are looking for, please feel free to call us at 800-830-5578 or you may email us at info@lcrcoin.com.  Each rare coin on our website catalog is of the actual coin you will receive. We have provided a link to each coins certification so that you may view the coins minmark, population and grading service certification. Learn more by contacting us directly.

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