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$20 Liberty Double Eagle

$20 Liberty Double Eagle

  • 1850-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1850-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758795013

    1850-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55

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  • 1850-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53
    1850-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759468006

    1850-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53

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  • 1851-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1851-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 757508046

    1851-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55

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  • 1851-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    1851-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758575004

    1851-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61

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  • 1852 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53
    1852 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758646023

    1852 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53

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  • 1852-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1852-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758490004

    1852-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55

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  • 1852-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    1852-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758159021

    1852-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61

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  • 1852-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS XF45
    1852-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS XF45
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 757493095

    1852-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS XF45

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  • 1853 $20 CAC Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1853 $20 CAC Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 757506091

    1853 $20 CAC Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

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  • 1853 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1853 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753747002

    1853 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

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  • 1853-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1853-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 757496038

    1853-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55

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  • 1853-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53
    1853-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758438001

    1853-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53

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  • 1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 757597008

    1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

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  • 1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755510001

    1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

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  • 1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758020020

    1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55

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  • 1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 757597009

    1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

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  • 1853 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1853 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 571279164

    1853 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55

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  • 1853 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1853 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758023012

    1853 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55

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  • 1854 $20 Small Date CAC Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61
    1854 $20 Small Date CAC Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758795014

    1854 $20 Small Date CAC Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61

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  • 1855-S $20 CAC Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1855-S $20 CAC Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759058011

    1855-S $20 CAC Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

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  • 1857-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    1857-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 910143002

    1857-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

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  • 1857-S $20 Spike Shld Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64
    1857-S $20 Spike Shld Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758795016

    1857-S $20 Spike Shld Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64

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  • 1857 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
    1857 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 910205001

    1857 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62

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  • 1858 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1858 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758795047

    1858 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

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  • 1858-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS60
    1858-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS60
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758768001

    1858-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS60

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  • 1858-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50
    1858-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758023015

    1858-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50

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  • 1858-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1858-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 517023032

    1858-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

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  • 1858 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1858 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 757466029

    1858 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

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  • 1859-S $20 CAC Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1859-S $20 CAC Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758795048

    1859-S $20 CAC Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

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  • 1859-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1859-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758023017

    1859-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

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  • 1860-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU50
    1860-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU50
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758008032

    1860-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU50

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  • 1860-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1860-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758008074

    1860-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

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  • 1861 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    1861 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758771025

    1861 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61

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  • 1861-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC XF45
    1861-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC XF45
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758438002

    1861-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC XF45

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  • 1861 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1861 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 501904001

    1861 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55

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  • 1861 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64
    1861 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758771009

    1861 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64

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  • 1861 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53
    1861 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 571202004

    1861 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53

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  • 1862-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1862-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 757597011

    1862-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

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  • 1862-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1862-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758423066

    1862-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55

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  • 1862-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1862-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758023018

    1862-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55

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  • 1863 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1863 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758429042

    1863 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

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  • 1863-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU50
    1863-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU50
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759245022

    1863-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU50

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  • 1863-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1863-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758771026

    1863-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

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  • 1864 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1864 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758771010

    1864 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

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  • 1864 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1864 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 757007005

    1864 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

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  • 1865 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1865 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758795050

    1865 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

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  • 1865-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1865-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758023019

    1865-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55

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  • 1867 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1867 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 757574032

    1867 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

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  • 1867-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle NGC XF45
    1867-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle NGC XF45
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758102006

    1867-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle NGC XF45

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  • 1868-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62+
    1868-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758795019

    1868-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62+

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$20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle

The largest coin denomination created by the Mint Act of 1792 was the Gold Eagle, which had a face value of $10.00. But in 1849, in Sutter’s Mill, California, a huge gold vein was discovered. This gold strike changed everything.

The eagle was a suitable denomination for commerce when the country was founded but as it expanded and grew, the need for a second and larger denomination grew stronger. The Coinage Act of March 3, 1849, authorized the denomination and the striking of a Double Eagle, $20.00 gold coin.

James B. Longacre was the Chief Engraver of the US Mint at that time. He used the Christian Gobrecht Liberty Head Gold Coin design as his model. His Double Eagle design had a bust of Liberty facing left, her hair is pulled back in a bun at the back of her head and the coronet she wears has “LIBERTY” inscribed upon it. There are 13 six-pointed stars surrounding Miss Liberty at the periphery and the date is below her neck.

The reverse has an eagle in the Heraldic Eagle style with wings spread and upturned. She has a shield representing our nation for her body. Above the eagle is an oval of 13 six-pointed stars and above that is an arc of rays. The eagle holds a doubled ribbon with “E PLURIBUS UNUM” on it. The legend “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” runs more than halfway around the periphery. The denomination “TWENTY D.” is at the very bottom.

Longacre received approval after making a few modifications and in 1849 struck two pattern coins. In 1850, the US Mint struck 1,170,261 coins at Philadelphia and 141,000 coins at New Orleans. For the next five years both mints operated with the main mint producing 80 or 90% of the coins struck and the branch mint striking them remaining small percentage.

In 1854, the newly constructed San Francisco Mint joined in by striking 141,468 “S” mint marked 1854 Double Eagles. The San Francisco Mint was constructed to serve the miners by allowing them to turn their gold dust, nuggets, and ore into coinage, rather than shipping it all the way across the country back to Philadelphia.

Longacre was asked to modify the Double Eagle in 1866 by adding the “IN GOD WE TRUST” motto inside the oval of stars on the reverse. It was the only modification made to the coin. The coins from the pattern 1849 through the 1866-S without the motto are called the Type 1 coins. The coins now with the new motto were called the Type 2 coins.

No other changes were made to the coins other than the addition of the motto above the eagle. But in 1877, one additional change was again made to the Liberty Head Double Eagle.  The size of the lettering was slightly reduced to accommodate the new definition of the denomination. Since the coin’s inception, the denomination had been visible under the eagle at the bottom periphery. The denomination was displayed as “TWENTY D.” but in 1877 it was changed to “TWENTY DOLLARS.” It remained that way for the next 30 years, until the coin was redesigned in 1907.

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 mintmark, population and grading service certification. Learn more by contacting us directly.

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