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$20 Liberty
$20 Liberty
$20 Liberty
$20 Liberty
$20 Liberty
$20 Liberty

$20 Liberty


  • Gold Content – 0.9675 oz.
  • Gross Weight – 33.436 g
  • Composition – 90% gold, 10% copper
  • Coin Diameter – 34 mm
  • Thickness – 2.83 mm
  • Mint Dates – 1849-1907
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Overview

Because the 1848 California Gold Rush flooded the U.S. gold market, Congress authorized the United States Mint to create the $20 gold Liberty (also known as the Coronet and Double Eagle) on March 3, 1849. It remained in production until 1907, when the United States Mint began producing the $20 Saint Gaudens.

Design

Designed by James B. Longacre, the obverse (front) of the $20 Liberty gold coin shows Lady Liberty wearing a crown inscribed “LIBERTY.” Representing the original 13 colonies, 13 stars and the date encircle her.The reverse shows the U.S. Great Seal, and “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” arcs the top.Three different versions of the $20 Liberty were minted. Depending upon the date and type, other pieces of information are listed on the reverse, as listed below.

Minting

The United States Mint began producing the $20 Liberty gold coin in 1849. Introduced into circulation in 1850, the $20 Liberty remains the largest denomination of all regular U.S. coins issued. From 1849-1907, the $20 Liberty was minted at five different mints. Although $1, $2.5, $5 and $10 gold coins were already in circulation in 1849, the United States Mint realized that it could produce a $20 Liberty in half the time it took to produce two $10 gold coins with the same amount of gold. But the $20 Liberty was too large for most day-to-day consumer transactions; $20 was a lot of money in the 19th century. So, the $20 Liberty was usually used for bank-to-bank transfers and foreign debt payments.

Valuation

This is a premium coin, meaning the coin’s price includes a premium value determined by Augusta based on factors other than, and in addition to, the value of the precious metal the coin contains. Pricing factors relevant to the premium value assessed by Augusta may include, but are not limited to, speculative interest, collector and investor demand, available supply, industry promotions, perceived value, economic conditions, and other factors we deem relevant in our sole discretion. Other retailers may not recognize the premium value that Augusta recognizes for this premium coin and may only be willing to pay as little as the melt value for this coin (the value of the precious metal that the coin contains). If you sell this coin to a retailer that does not recognize the premium value assessed by Augusta at the time of sale, then such sale may result in significant losses. Augusta cannot guarantee that it will buyback any item it sells and cannot guarantee another retailer will purchase this premium coin. For up-to-date market pricing and availability, please contact us directly.

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