With nearly a full ounce of gold, these Twenty Dollar Gold Coins or Double Eagles are extremely popular. The Liberty Head design was used from 1849 to 1897
The famous French sculptor, Augustus Saint Gaudens, was commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt to reinvigorate or gold coins and the St. Gaudens Twenty Dollar Gold Coins of 1907 to 1933 were his crowning achievement
Scarce and rare dates abound in both the Liberty Head and the St. Gaudens Twenty Dollar Gold Coin series.
A very attractive example of this first type $20 Liberty without IN GOD WE TRUST on the reverse. All the design elements are sharp and there is vibrant mint luster. Even with a glass it is difficult to find any wear on this coin!
CAC. Well struck, lustrous and minimally abraided. Nearly mint state.
S.S. Central America. 20A Spiked Shield. Here's a nice mint state Type-1 "Twenty" from the S.S. Central America Shipwreck Hoard. It has the special PCGS gold foil label and comes with the elaborate faux book entitled, "America's Greatest Treasure Ship". The coin itself has rich orange-gold luster, a great strike and fabulous mint 'bloom".
An attractive and affordable Type-1 "Twenty".
Very popular as both a Civil War date and a Type-1 "Twenty Lib.". This example is well detailed with lustrous yellow-gold surfaces.
A well detailed example of this popular Carson City issue. The surfaces are pleasing with remnants of original mint luster.
CAC. Well struck and lustrous with claims to a higher grade.
Nearly full detail and relatively problem-free with nice lustrous surfaces.
CAC. Beautiful flashy yellow-gold luster and a sharp strike.
CAC. A superb coin for the grade with semi proof-like surfaces and extremely flashy mint luster. The strike is very sharp and the minimal marks are insignificant and don't detract from the outstanding eye appeal.
Well struck with nice clean surfaces and frosty orange-gold luster. A "surprise rarity" in high grade as low end mint state coins are fairly common. At this level, 1896 is quite elusive with just 9 grading numerically finer at NGC.
Well struck with nice clean surfaces and crisp gold luster.
Extremely well struck with every design element fully defined. The surfaces are a lustrous apricot-gold with minimal marks and outstanding eye appeal. Only 69,596 minted with just 7 grading finer at PCGS.
St. Gaudens. High Relief, Roman Numerals. Flat Edge. Extremly well struck with beautiful satiny mint luster and minimal marks. Flat edge coins are actually scarcer than wire edge pieces although both seem to trade at the same levels.
A pleasing final-year $20 Liberty with a sharp strike and crisp mint luster.
CAC. Flashy gold luster with a light orange hue. With minimal marks and a great strike, this beauty just misses a 65 grade.
The 349,500 coin mintage is about half that of the 'No Motto' variety. This example is well stuck with satiny orange-gold luster and strong eye appeal. NGC has graded only 7 coins finer than this Gem.