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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1867-S LIBERTY $20 MS60

NICE LUSTER.
$14,950.00

1867-S LIBERTY HEAD $20 MS60

VERY SCARCE IN UNCIRCULATED CONDITION, ONLY 12 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$14,950.00

1868-S LIBERTY $20 MS61

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

1869-S LIBERTY $20 MS61

VERY SCARCE IN MINT STATE.
$10,950.00

1869-S LIBERTY HEAD $20 MS61

VERY SCARCE IN MINT STATE,
$10,950.00

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 1 GRADED HIGHER.
$89,500.00

1872-S LIBERTY HEAD $20 MS61

NICE SATIN LUSTER. ONLY 9 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$4,350.00

1875-CC LIBERTY HEAD $20 MS62+

SATIN LUSTEROUS SURFACES. VERY SCARCE CARSON CITY DOUBLE EAGLE. CAC.
$27,500.00

1876 LIBERTY HEAD $20 PR65 Deep Cameo

GEM ULTRA CAMEO. VERY SCARCE TYPE 2 PROOF LIBERTY $20 GOLD. ONLY 45 STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR THE HIGHEST GRADED.
$350,000.00

1876-S LIBERTY $20 MS63

VERY CHOICE AND LUSTEROUS.
$8,950.00

1878-CC LIBERTY HEAD $20 AU55

VERY SCARCE CARSON CITY DOUBLE EAGLE. ONLY 13,180 STRUCK. STILL POSSESSES MUCH LUSTER.
$22,500.00

1878-S LIBERTY HEAD $20 MS63+

VERY CHOICE SATIN LUSTER. ONLY A SINGLE MS64 GRADED HIGHER.
$26,500.00

1879-CC LIBERTY HEAD $20 AU53

STILL EXHIBITING MINT LUSTER. VERY LIVELY AU.
$21,000.00

1882-CC LIBERTY HEAD $20 AU53

SCARCE CARSON CITY $20 LIB. ONLY 39,140 STRUCK.
$5,850.00

1884-CC LIBERTY HEAD $20 AU55

SCARCE CARSON CITY $20 LIBERTY.
$6,250.00

1889-CC LIBERTY HEAD $20 XF45

VERY SCARCE CARSON CITY DOUBLE EAGLE.
$4,250.00

1890-CC LIBERTY $20 MS62

VERY SCARCE CARSON CITY DATE.
$24,500.00

1892-CC LIBERTY HEAD $20 AU50

VERY SCARCE CARSON CITY DOUBLE EAGLE.
$4,350.00

1892-CC LIBERTY HEAD $20 XF45

VERY SCARCE CARSON CITY DATE. ONLY 27,265 STRUCK.
$4,250.00

1893-CC LIBERTY HEAD $20 AU55

WELL STRUCK CARSON CITY DOUBLE EAGLE.
$7,950.00