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1878-S $20 Gold Pre-33 Liberty Double Eagle Coins NGC AU58

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Originating in 1850, the Gold Double Eagle holds a significant position within the US Eagle gold coin series, featuring a substantial face value of $20 (USD). With a rich history of international trade, this coin showcases only two distinct designs. Crafted by the skilled hands of James B. Longacre, the original design is now embodied in the form of certified 1878-S $20 Gold Pre-33 Liberty Double Eagle Coins, available for purchase on Silver.com.

Coin Highlights:

  • Securely encased in NGC plastic slabs!
  • Commemorates the 29th year for the Gold Liberty Double Eagle!
  • Limited mintage of 1.739 million coins at the San Francisco Mint!
  • Certified coins are available in limited quantities!
  • Consists of .9675 Troy ounces of actual gold content.
  • Issued a face value of $20 (USD) by the United States.
  • Bears a Grade of About Uncirculated 58 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
  • Obverse features Lady Liberty.
  • Reverse includes the Great Seal of the United States.
  • Comes with an S mint mark from the San Francisco Mint.

In 1878, Gold Double Eagles were distributed across three branch mints, with the San Francisco Mint producing an impressive 1.739 million coins. Comparatively, the Philadelphia Mint contributed 543,625 coins, while the Carson City Mint issued a more modest volume of just 13,180 coins.

James B. Longacre, the craftsman behind the Gold Liberty Double Eagles in 1849, drew inspiration from Christian Gobrecht’s 1838 bust of Liberty featured on other denominations of the US Eagle during that era. Longacre’s reverse design offers a more intricate interpretation of the heraldic eagle, inspired by the Great Seal of the United States.

The obverse design of the 1878-S $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle Coins showcases a left-profile effigy of Liberty, adorned with a coronet crown and encircled by 13 stars.

On the reverse, the 1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle Coins feature the Great Seal of the United States, presenting a prominent US national shield, arrows of war, and olive branch of peace. A ring of 13 stars above the eagle’s head includes the inscription of the national motto.

These 1878-S $20 Gold Pre-33 Liberty Double Eagle Coins boast an AU58 grade from the NGC, indicating coins at the highest end of the About Uncirculated range. They exhibit only minimal signs of friction on the highest relief points, coupled with medium to near-full mint luster.

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Additional information

Weight 0.96750 oz

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Brand: US Mint

Year: 1878

Mint Mark: S – San Francisco

Grade: AU58

Grade Service: NGC

Purity: .900

Manufacturer: US Mint

Thickness: 2.41 mm

Diameter: 34 mm

Condition: Almost Uncirculated

Face Value: $20

Issuing Country: United States

Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre

Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre

Edge Design: Reeded

Packaging Type: NGC Plastic Slab

Weight:  .9675 Troy Ounce

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