By 1900, the long-running Liberty Head design from the United States Mint was nearing the end of its run on the US Eagle denominations. Featured on the Quarter Eagle, Half Eagle, and Eagle as of 1838, and the Double Eagle as of 1850, the Liberty Head design was the longest-used design for the coins. In 1900, only the Philadelphia Mint and San Francisco Mint were issuing the largest denominations, the $20 Double Eagle. Now, certified 1900 Pre-33 Gold $20 Liberty Double Eagles are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside protective plastic slabs from the PCGS or NGC!
- First release of the Gold Double Eagle in the 20th century!
- Released by the Philadelphia Mint and San Francisco Mint!
- Availability of certified specimens is limited!
- Consists of .9675 Troy ounces of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of $20 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 62 from the Professional Coin Grading Service or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- The obverse features Lady Liberty.
- On the reverse is the heraldic eagle.
- Please bear in mind you may get coins with the same grading house labels and mint marks.
In 1900, the Gold $20 Double Eagle was struck by just two mints. The Philadelphia Mint was still issuing the coins with no mint mark, while the San Francisco Mint was issuing the coins with an S mint mark. Only two other mints ever issued the coins. The New Orleans Mint issued them until the Civil War, and despite reopening after Reconstruction, never issued them after.
The Carson City Mint also issued Gold Double Eagles, but ceased in 1893 when the mint closed. In 1900, the Philadelphia Mint issued 1,874,460 of the Gold Double Eagles. Meanwhile, the San Francisco Mint struck 2,459,500 of the coins.
The obverse of 1900 Gold $20 Liberty Double Eagles features the left-profile bust of Liberty. Known as the Liberty Head or Coronet design, this visual shows Liberty with a crown on her head, her hair in a bun, and 13 stars around the portrait. The date mark features at the bottom.
On the reverse side of the coins, you will find an ornate version of the heraldic eagle. Sometimes referred to as the Great Seal of the United States, this design shows a front-facing eagle supporting the US national shield with the arrows of war in one talon and the olive branch of peace in the other.
These 1900 Pre-33 Gold $20 Liberty Double Eagles are in Mint State 62 condition. Coins in this condition showcase impaired or dull mint luster. Flaws include, but are not necessarily limited to, clusters of small contact marks, several heavier marks or scuffs, and noticeable hairlines. Please bear in mind that Silver.com may ship coins with matching labels and mint marks when you buy more than one. We do not guarantee specific items in advance.
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