Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin

The $20 Liberty Head Gold Coin, often referred to as the Double Eagle, emerged after a hiatus of 32 years without any $20 gold pieces. Designed by Christian Gobrecht, the same mastermind behind the iconic $10 Liberty, this design also graced the Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin.

Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin Design – The obverse of the coin showcases a majestic Lady Liberty with her hair elegantly arranged in a bun, adorned with a coronet inscribed with “LIBERTY.” Encircling the coin are 13 stars representing the original colonies, and the date is prominently displayed. Notably, the initial $20 Liberty Head Gold Coins minted in 1850-1857 featured a distinctive portrayal of Lady Liberty’s neckline, while those produced from 1857-1907 exhibited a modified design.

The reverse boasts a powerful bald eagle in flight, clutching olive branches and three arrows in its talons. The eagle proudly displays a shield with stars and stripes on its chest, accompanied by the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” the mint mark, and the denomination. It’s noteworthy that the $20 Liberty Gold Coins minted from 1850-1866 did not bear the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST,” which was added in 1866, symbolizing a significant historical shift.

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Size$20 Liberty
Weight33.436 g
Metal Content0.9675 oz.