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$20 Liberty Double Eagle

$20 Liberty Double Eagle

  • 1853/2 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1853/2 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 747843032

    1853/2 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $10,260.00
  • 1856 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61
    1856 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 516048031

    1856 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS61

    $11,340.00
  • 1857-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS65
    1857-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS65
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 747983032

    1857-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS65

    $9,990.00
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  • 1863 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
    1863 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 501758001

    1863 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62

    $56,700.00
  • 1863-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS63
    1863-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS63
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 746386001

    1863-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS63

    $32,400.00
  • 1870 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
    1870 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 747225033

    1870 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62

    $27,000.00
  • 1875-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    1875-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 173098388

    1875-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

    $2,365.30
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  • 1876-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    1876-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 746610010

    1876-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU58

    $2,343.50
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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: 173098389

    1877-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $2,343.50
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  • 1877-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    1877-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 746951011

    1877-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

    $2,321.70
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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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  • 1881 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    1881 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 747994005

    1881 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU58

    $91,800.00
  • 1891 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS60
    1891 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS60
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 746336024

    1891 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS60

    $64,800.00
  • 1892-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62+
    1892-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62+
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 748117005

    1892-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62+

    $2,507.00
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  • 1896 Twenty Dollar Repunched Date FS-301 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
    1896 Twenty Dollar Repunched Date FS-301 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 747376042

    1896 Twenty Dollar Repunched Date FS-301 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62

    $2,697.75
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  • 1900 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+
    1900 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 173136060

    1900 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+

    $2,766.75
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  • 1900 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+
    1900 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 173136039

    1900 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+

    $2,766.75
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  • 1900 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+
    1900 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 173136038

    1900 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+

    $2,766.75
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  • 1900 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+
    1900 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 173136023

    1900 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+

    $2,766.75
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  • 1902-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    1902-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 746828027

    1902-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61

    $2,321.70
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  • 1902-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    1902-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 746828029

    1902-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61

    $2,321.70
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  • 1902-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    1902-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 746828030

    1902-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61

    $2,321.70
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  • 1902-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    1902-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 746828058

    1902-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61

    $2,321.70
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  • 1902-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    1902-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 746828050

    1902-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61

    $2,321.70
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  • 1902-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    1902-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 746828043

    1902-S Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS61

    $2,321.70
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  • 1904 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS63+
    1904 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS63+
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 516056047

    1904 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS63+

    $2,316.25
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  • 1904 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+
    1904 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 173141642

    1904 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+

    $2,766.75
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  • 1904 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+
    1904 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 748131061

    1904 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+

    $2,766.75
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  • 1904 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+
    1904 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 173141634

    1904 Twenty Dollar Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+

    $2,766.75
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  • 1904 Twenty Dollar CAC Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+
    1904 Twenty Dollar CAC Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 173141643

    1904 Twenty Dollar CAC Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS64+

    $3,092.25
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  • Random Date 1850-1907 Liberty $20 Gold Double Eagle AU
    Random Date 1850-1907 Liberty $20 Gold Double Eagle AU
    U.S. Mint | SKU: 2101

    Random Date 1850-1907 Liberty $20 Gold Double Eagle AU

    $2,375.00
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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.

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