Type 2 $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle | Circulated

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The $20 Double Eagle coin was the result of an Act passed by the United States of America on March 3, 1849.  This act was enacted to convert the gold coming out of the California Gold Rush into coins. The $20 coin denomination was first struck in 1950 and continued until 1933. The Liberty Head design was the first design and also the longest-running design. From 1866-1876  a different design was used for the reverse of the coin. This design is referred to as the Type 2 design. Here is your opportunity to purchase a Type 2 design $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle coin from a random year between 1866-1876. Random year is dependent on stock on hand. 

 

Key features:

  • Year received is between 1866-1876 and depends on stock on hand
  • Made of .9675 Troy oz of actual gold content in Circulated condition
  • Face value $20 (USD) backed by the US government
  • Obverse side has an image of Liberty wearing a coronet with 13 stars above its head 
  • Reverse has a heraldic eagle with In God We Trust

 

The California Gold Rush created a unique problem for prospectors and those who bought the gold from them. What could you do with them? How could you use them to buy things? The United States Congress passed the Coinage Act of 1849 authorizing the creation of gold coins. The $20 Double Eagle coin was one of those coins. The first design was what has become to be called the Double Eagle coin. There were changes to the design off and on over the years and at some point, it was decided to change the design on the reverse side of the coin to James Longacre’s design.  This addition ran from 1866-1876 and was later nicknamed a Type 2 design. Due to the smaller window of time, it was offered, this coin has become more rare to find. 

 

On the obverse of the coins is Lady Liberty in portrait facing to the left. She looks like a Greek statue wearing a coronet in her hair. The coronet has ‘LIBERTY’ written on it. Arched around her at the edge of the coin are 13 stars representing the original 13 colonies. The year of issue is shown below the image. 

 

The reverse side of the coin was designed by James B. Longacre and features a heraldic eagle with its wings spread wide apart and the national shield on its chest. Brackets are coming off the shield that have ‘E PLURIBUS UNUM’ on them. Sun rays are emanating from the eagle’s head. ‘In God We Trust’ is written above the eagle. Written above the design at the coin’s edge is ‘THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’. Below the image is ‘TWENTY D’. 

 

Now is your rare opportunity to get a Type 2 $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Coin. This coin is pretty hard to find so we are not sure how long we will have them or if we can get more. Get yours today. 

 

 

Date

1866-1876

Mint

US Mint

Precious Metal

Gold

Series

Liberty Double Eagle

Metal Content

0.9675 Troy Ounce

Purity

.900 Fine

Denomination

$20

Condition

Circulated

Designer

James B. Longacre

Diameter

34 mm

Thickness

2.41 mm

Edge

Reeded

Tube/Sheet Quantity

20

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