The first gold coins issued by the United States Mint were known as Gold Eagles. These coins originally featured only a $10 (USD) denomination, but eventually expanded to include the Quarter Eagle, Half Eagle, and Double Eagle. The latter coin was the largest denomination of gold coin ever issued by the US Mint for circulation. Right now, 1852 Pre-33 $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagles are available to purchase online at Silver.com with an NGC certification.
- Ships to you inside of an NGC protective plastic slab!
- Date marked 1852!
- Availability of certified gold coins is limited!
- Consists of .9675 Troy ounces of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $20 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of XF40 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- On the obverse is a left-profile bust of Liberty.
- The reverse includes the American eagle as inspired by the Great Seal of the United States.
- Designs from James B. Longacre.
Each of these 1852 Pre-33 $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle coins is available to you with a grade of XF40 from the NGC. Coins in this condition exhibit complete details with minor wear found on most of the high points. XF is a class of coins known as Extra Fine, within which there is room for numeric variation to speak to the exact condition of the design elements. 45 is the highest numeric grade in this particular range, while 40 is the lowest.
The first Gold Double Eagle coins were issued by the United States Mint 1849 as proof options only. The production of circulation coins in this denomination began in earnest in 1850 and would continue through 1933 when all gold coin production in the US ended with the end of the gold standard backing US currency.
On the obverse of 1852 Pre-33 $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle coins is the first design in the Gold Double Eagle range. This side boasts the left-profile portrait of Liberty wearing a coronet with the word “Liberty” on it. She is surrounded by 13 stars and the date mark is inscribed below her bust.
The reverse of 1852 $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle coins features the first design, first subtype in the series. This is James B. Longacre’s version of the Great Seal of the United States of America. Similar to the modern heraldic eagle, this design has a sunburst behind the eagle’s head not featured in the heraldic eagle designs. This side of the coin lacks the national motto and has the face value engraved as “twenty D,” both of which would change in later subtypes.
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