Liberty Head $20

Type 1 (1850-1866)

America’s largest circulating gold coin was the double eagle or $20 piece, born in the exciting years of the great California Gold Rush. The new mines yielded the greatest mass of gold in recorded history. Vast quantities of the yellow metal helped to speed development of the American West and had far-reaching effects on the world’s coinage.

The first California gold to reach the Philadelphia Mint was dispatched by the territory’s Governor, Col. R.B. Mason to Secretary of War William L. Marcy. Most of this shipment of just over 230 ounces was coined into quarter eagles, $2.50 pieces given an incuse stamp CAL over the eagle. This coinage was small, but it soon became obvious that the sheer mass of gold reaching the mints was going to require a much larger denomination than the quarter eagle, half eagle and eagle then authorized. North Carolina Congressman James Iver McK.... (Expand Text)

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1850-O LIBERTY HEAD $20 MS53

LOTS OF LUSTER. WELL STRUCK.
$19,500.00

1851-O LIBERTY $20, NO MOTTO MS58

VERY LUSTEROUS. A VERY SCARCE NEW ORLEANS MINT SPECIMEN.
$17,950.00

1851-O LIBERTY HEAD $20 MS58

VERY LUSTEROUS.
$19,450.00

1857-S LIBERTY HEAD $20, NO SER,HI S, NO MOTTO MS65

20G NO SERIF, HIGH S. SSCA 3202. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$23,500.00

1861-O LIBERTY $20, NO MOTTO MS53

ONE OF THE KEYS TO THE SET. GREAT NEW ORLEANS DATE.
$62,500.00

1865 LIBERTY HEAD $20 MS62

S.S. CENTRAL AMERICA PEDIGREE. COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL WOODEN BOX.
$16,500.00

1866-S LIBERTY $20, NO MOTTO MS61

NO MOTTO. TIED WITH ANOTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$375,000.00

1867-S LIBERTY $20 MS60

NICE LUSTER.
$14,950.00

1868-S LIBERTY $20 MS61

VERY CHOICE ORIGINAL. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS
$18,950.00

1869-S LIBERTY $20 MS58

SATIN LUSTER.
$4,350.00

1869-S LIBERTY $20 MS61

VERY SCARCE IN MINT STATE.
$11,950.00

1870-S LIBERTY $20 MS63

BRILLIANT LUSTER. TIED WITH ANOTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$65,000.00

1872-CC LIBERTY $20 MS61

KEY DATE CARSON CITY SPECIMEN. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER.
$89,500.00

1876-S LIBERTY $20 MS63

VERY CHOICE AND LUSTEROUS.
$8,950.00

1890-CC LIBERTY $20 MS62

VERY SCARCE CARSON CITY DATE.
$24,950.00

1903-S LIBERTY $20 MS65

TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$15,950.00

1906 LIBERTY $20 PR65 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. ONLY 94 STRUCK.
$107,500.00