$20 Liberty – NGC certified MS65
First put into circulation in 1850, the $20 Liberty was the largest denomination of its time. With twice the content of the $10 Eagles, it was dubbed a “double eagle”.
The obverse, designed by US Mint Chief Engraver James B. Longacre, features a left facing Lady Liberty, the word LIBERTY on her coronet, surrounded by 13 stars, with the date below her and Longacre’s initials at the truncation of her head. This classic Greco-Roman design remained in circulation for over 50 years.
Longacre’s reverse depicts a heraldic eagle with wings fully extended; clutching a double ribbon inscribed E PLURIBUS UNUM. The 1850-1866 reverse (Type I), featured UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and TWENTY D. In 1866, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST was added inside of the halo of 13 stars above the eagle. This Type II version was in production through 1876. In 1877, a third modification (Type III) spelled out the word DOLLARS.
Since 1987, NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) has been known as a world leader in third party coin certification, offering a guarantee of grading accuracy and authenticity for each coin they encapsulate. Vault Wholesale is proud to offer a wide selection of competitively priced coins carrying the internationally trusted NGC brand.
$20 Liberty – NGC Certified MS65 specifications:
Mint Mark: none (Philadelphia), CC (Carson City), D (Denver), O (New Orleans), S (San Francisco)
Manufacturer: U.S. Mint
Gold Content .09675 troy oz
Grading Service: NGC (Numismatic Grading Company)
Thickness: 2.41 mm
Diameter: 34 mm
Question: Why is the serial number obscured?
Answer: Good question! The coin pictured is an example (only). You will receive a substantially similar coin, certified by NGC as MS65, with a random common date of our choice and NOT the exact coin pictured.
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We also feature “raw”(uncertified) Double Eagles – Saint-Gaudens and Liberty Heads – as well as graded coins up to MS65 (and MS66 as available).
$20 Liberty NGC certified MS65