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.
CAC. All New Orleans Mint 'Twenties' are scarce with the first 3 dates (1851-53) being the only ones that are reasonably obtainable. This is a well detailed and attractive '52-O with none of the heavy marks that seem to plague these large gold coins. Just 190,000 minted.
S.S. Central America. 17L No Serif, Tilted S. Gold foil label.
S.S. Central America. 20B Bold S. Gold foil label.
Well struck with beautiful smooth surfaces that are coated with rich apricot gold luster. Exceptionally nice for the grade with minimal marks and nothing distracting from very strong eye appeal. Most of the known mint state 1863-s 'Twenties' came from the S.S. Republic and the S.S. Brother Jonathan ship wrecks.
From a mintage of just 26,900. This is an attractive Choice AU with vibrant orange-gold luster and almost no sign of wear. The surfaces are nice and less abraded than normally seen on this scarce Carson City 'Twenty'. Housed in an older PCGS holder.
Strong detail with pleasing surfaces that retain a trace of mint luster. Scarce in any grade with just 22,410 minted.
Frosty luster and a sharp strike with just a very slight 'rub'. Very nearly mint state with attractive original surfaces. Most examples of this better date are well worn and heavily abraded.
Vibrant satiny orange-gold luster and a sharp strike. Minor contact marks define the grade but there are none of the heavy hits that are frequently seen on early 'Twenties'. 111,151 minted which makes this date among the most affordable for a CC, but it's the lack of serious marks that makes this example so desirable!
Well struck and very lustrous with just small contact marks that define the grade, but nothing heavy or distracting.
CAC. A Carson City mint rarity with a mintage of just 9,004. This is an attractive example with strong detail, nice lustrous surfaces, and just light wear.
Bright satiny luster and a sharp strike with minimal marks. Very nearly a Gem!
Flashy yellow-gold luster and a sharp strike.
CAC. Deep orange-gold surfaces and sharply struck with minimal marks. Compares favorable with coins we see in MS-65 holders!
Rich satiny luster and very few abrasions.
Beautiful orange gold surfaces exhibit subtle green highlights, super luster, and a very clean look. While lower grade mint state examples are readily available, this piece is truly elusive at this grade level and a true prize. Nothing has graded finer at NGC.
CAC. Premium quality for the grade with booming orange-gold luster and very few marks.
St. Gaudens. High Relief - Wire Edge. Roman Numerals. Outstanding for the grade with a sharp strike and bright lustrous original surfaces.
St. Gaudens. High Relief. Roman Numerals. Wire Edge. A very bold striking of this iconic design with vibrant original mint luster. Outstanding for the grade with nearly mark-free surfaces and what us old-timers call, "great skin"!
Flashy luster and a great strike on this near-Gem 'Twenty' from the last year of the series.