One of the longest running coin series in United States history was the $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle. Produced over a period of 57 years, it is the second longest running coin series in American coining history. However, it is a rare coin today after the government’s collection of gold coins during the Great Depression. Now, the $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle is available from Silver.com.
- Limited availability!
- Consists of .9675 ounces of .900 fine gold.
- Bears a face value of $20 (USD) fully backed by the US government.
- Struck by the United States Mint at various facilities.
- Available in Very Fine condition.
America’s gold coin production spiked significantly following the discovery of gold in California in 1848. Gold coins had never been highly popular in circulation coins dating back to the first US coin produced in 1794, but the California Gold Rush changed all of that. With excesses of gold, Congress authorized the production of a new line of gold coins for circulation.
James B. Longacre designed the obverse image used on the $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle coin. Lady Liberty is featured in left-profile relief, wearing a crown atop her head that has the word “Liberty” inscribed in it. Her image is surrounded by 13 stars above her head and the year of minting below.
On the reverse side of the coin is the impressive image of the heraldic eagle. Featuring ornate decorations, the eagle is featured behind a heraldic shield, clutching arrows and an olive branch in its talons, and immediately surrounded by a banner that reads “E Pluribus Unum.” Other inscriptions include the motto “In God We Trust,” “United States of America,” and the face value as “Twenty Dollars.”
Each of these $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle coins is available in Very Fine condition. A VF coin shows light to medium wear on the finer details of the coin’s design, such as the hair on Liberty or the feathers on the eagle. However, the major features of the coin remain sharp and visible.
These coins were produced by the United States Mint using various facilities over time, including Philadelphia, Carson City, New Orleans, Denver, and San Francisco. If you have questions, please feel free to contact a Silver.com associate at 888-989-7223. We’re also available online through our live chat and email services. If you are looking for similar coins, check out our full collection of $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagles.