$20 Liberty Double Eagle

$20 Liberty Double Eagle

  • 1850-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU50
    1850-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU50
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756337015

    1850-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU50

    $12,960.00
  • 1850-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53
    1850-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755212049

    1850-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53

    $14,850.00
  • 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

    $4,752.00
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  • 1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754647026

    1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55

    $6,750.00
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  • 1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 910027008

    1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $10,530.00
  • 1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 571119028

    1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55

    $6,480.00
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  • 1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756223034

    1853/2 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $9,990.00
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  • 1853 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1853 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756205116

    1853 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

    $4,860.00
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  • 1856-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
    1856-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756205121

    1856-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62

    $12,420.00
  • 1857 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
    1857 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756205123

    1857 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62

    $17,010.00
  • 1860-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61
    1860-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756205126

    1860-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61

    $11,340.00
  • 1861 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53
    1861 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 173409007

    1861 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU53

    $3,078.00
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  • 1861 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64
    1861 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 910101013

    1861 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64

    $54,000.00
  • 1861-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC XF45
    1861-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC XF45
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754647014

    1861-O $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC XF45

    $48,600.00
  • 1865 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1865 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756205128

    1865 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $6,750.00
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  • 1865 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1865 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756205127

    1865 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $6,750.00
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  • 1873 $20 OPEN 3 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS60
    1873 $20 OPEN 3 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS60
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 570959033

    1873 $20 OPEN 3 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS60

    $2,970.00
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  • 1873 $20 OPEN 3 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    1873 $20 OPEN 3 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 751208011

    1873 $20 OPEN 3 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61

    $3,132.00
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  • 1873-S $20 Closed 3 CAC Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1873-S $20 Closed 3 CAC Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756205194

    1873-S $20 Closed 3 CAC Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

    $2,970.00
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  • 1873 $20 OPEN 3 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    1873 $20 OPEN 3 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754372012

    1873 $20 OPEN 3 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61

    $3,132.00
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  • 1875 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62+
    1875 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756205129

    1875 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62+

    $5,184.00
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  • 1876 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS60
    1876 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS60
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 571059007

    1876 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS60

    $3,186.00
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  • 1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU50
    1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU50
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 501890001

    1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU50

    $2,224.25
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  • 1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754878019

    1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61

    $3,348.00
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  • 1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS60
    1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS60
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 751921020

    1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS60

    $2,604.00
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  • 1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 751114059

    1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55

    $2,495.50
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  • 1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 171292003

    1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

    $2,571.45
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  • 1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 501917002

    1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,571.45
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  • 1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 503967007

    1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU55

    $2,495.50
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  • 1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 503967115

    1876-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

    $2,571.45
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  • 1876 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1876 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 503967114

    1876 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

    $2,604.00
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  • 1876 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1876 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 503967117

    1876 $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

    $2,604.00
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  • 1876 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1876 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754503003

    1876 $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,604.00
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  • 1877-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61
    1877-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753787003

    1877-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61

    $2,685.38
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  • 1877-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61
    1877-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 571100004

    1877-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61

    $2,685.38
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  • 1877-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61
    1877-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 173337186

    1877-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61

    $2,685.38
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  • 1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 502795221

    1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,359.88
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  • 1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 750067054

    1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

    $2,305.63
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  • 1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 749966096

    1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,359.88
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  • 1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 750302039

    1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

    $2,305.63
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  • 1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 173368003

    1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,359.88
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  • 1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753539061

    1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

    $2,305.63
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  • 1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 750302038

    1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

    $2,305.63
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  • 1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 503807034

    1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,359.88
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  • 1879-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50
    1879-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 750302048

    1879-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50

    $2,197.13
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  • 1879-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50
    1879-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 750302049

    1879-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50

    $2,197.13
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  • 1879-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50
    1879-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 750302051

    1879-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50

    $2,197.13
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  • 1879-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50
    1879-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 750302052

    1879-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU50

    $2,197.13
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  • 1885-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    1885-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 503967131

    1885-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61

    $2,359.88
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  • 1885-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1885-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 752346009

    1885-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,251.38
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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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