1904 $20 Gold Liberty Head Double Eagle Coin NGC UNC Details
This beautifully designed $20 Gold Liberty Head Double Eagle Coin is graded by NGC as Uncirculated Details: A coin that shows no wear or evidence of circulation. This coin was also removed from jewelry.
The $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagles were minted between 1849-1907 and designed by Chief Engraver James Longacre. The coin weighs .9675 troy ounce and is struck in 90% fine gold. A testament to the huge boom in the California Gold Rush, this coin is a collector’s item. Until 1849, the U.S. Mint produced only $2.50, $5 and $10 coins. The discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill and the ensuing California gold rush, however, soon prompted Congress to authorize the mintage of the legendary $20 Double Eagle Liberty gold coin. Due to the great influx of gold from the California Gold Rush, the US Treasury was forced to expand its plans for the $1 gold coin to a much larger Gold Double Eagle and in January 1850, the first regular production Liberty Double Eagle gold coins were struck.
Over the years, this $20 Liberty gold coin was produced in three types. Type I, the “No Motto” variety, was minted from 1849 to 1866. Type II, bearing the designation “Twenty D” on the reverse, was minted from 1866 to 1876, followed by the most common variety, Type III (1877-1907), with “Twenty Dollars” fully spelled out. This historic Double Eagle gold coin offers the highest gold content of any regular issue U.S. gold coin of its era and possesses one of the most arresting reverses on any United States coin: a dauntless eagle, its wings fully spread.
The obverse side, inspired by the Roman sculpture “Crouching Venus”, depicts Lady Liberty facing left and wearing a pearl-studded diadem with the word “LIBERTY” inscribed on it, as well as the year of issue below. The reverse depicts the Great Seal of the United States, featuring a heraldic eagle with a shield on its breast beneath a ring of 13 stars. The words “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “TWENTY DOLLARS” are inscribed along the edge of the coin, and “IN GOD WE TRUST” is found above the eagle’s head. This gleaming Double Eagle gold coin keepsake from America’s past reigned as King of American coins from 1850 to 1907 and remains a tangible reminder of our rich, hard-money heritage.
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