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.
Pleasant orange-gold well-struck surfaces. There are no major abrasions on an issue that is commonly found with heavy abrasions. Popular second year issue that is the first collectible year.
Brilliant yellow-gold surfaces are sharply struck. The look is very clean with remarkably few abrasions. Just the slightest touch of 'rub' keep this example from being mint state.
A well detailed and pleasing example of this early New Orleans Mint 'Twenty'.
Exceptionally clean surfaces as these early 'Twenties' tend to come with excessive bag marks.
Ideal original surfaces with a great 'old-time' look. Remarkably, there are few abrasions with none major. Due to the S. S. Central America hoard, mint state examples are relatively common while circulated pieces are difficult to locate. This is the lowest grade given by PCGS for this issue and the lone example in this grade.
CAC. Very nearly mint state with flashy original gold luster and a strong strike.
Well struck with vibrant yellow-gold luster and far fewer marks than you'd anticipate for the grade. A tough early Type-1 'Twenty'. PCGS has only graded 25 mint state coins and with 'crack-outs', the true number of mint state survivors is certainly less!
A pleasing lightly circulated example of this Type-1 or 'no motto' $20 Liberty.
A nice original 'borderline unc' Type-1 $20 Liberty.
CAC. Flashy mint luster and a sharp strike with strong eye appeal. Very hard to detect any sign of wear and thus a coin many collectors and dealers would grade mint state!
Sharp detail with crisp lustrous surfaces. Popular Civil War date.
A pleasing borderline uncirculated example of a date that saw few high grade survivors. The finest at PCGS grades MS-62+.
CAC. Flashy original surfaces with light marks that define the grade, but none of the heavy gashes that are so often seen on this issue.
Very nearly mint state with crisp brilliant luster and sharp detail.
Solid well-detailed surfaces that display remnants of luster and a clean look. These tend to come scruffy, but this example is pleasantly free of problems and significant marks. A scarce and popular "CC' issue with only 26,900 minted.
Well struck and lustrous with none of the heavy abrasions that tend to plague CC 'Twenties'.
Brilliant lustrous surfaces display a sharp strike. Minimal abrasions for the grade and the eye appeal is strong. The grade by many could easily be seen as very conservative. A popular 'Carson City' date and very desirable.
CAC. Well struck with very flashy original gold luster off semi proof-like surfaces. Outstanding for the grade with far fewer marks than typically seen. A very tough find with CAC approval as nearly 400 have graded MS-61 at PCGS and NGC with just 20 gaining a CAC sticker!
Crisp luster and a sharp strike with a touch of semi proof-like reflectivity to the fields. The marks that define the grade are minor chatter that doesn't harm the excellent eye appeal of this CC 'Twenty'.
Beautiful orange shaded surfaces sport sharp detail and traces of mint luster. Abrasions are minor and fewer than would be expected. Tough and very desirable in any grade with a mintage of just 13,180.