$20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Coin

The Double Eagle coin is one of the most historic coins in the United States. Years ago, the double eagle was used as currency, but today it is a popular investment piece. This is because of its gorgeous design, durability over the years and high value. Continue reading to learn more about the $20 Double Eagle coin.

DESIGN

Front / Obverse

The front side of the Double Eagle coin boasts an engraving of Lady Liberty wearing a pearl crown and inscribed with the word “Liberty” on it.  Around the portrait are 13 stars and the year the coin was minted.
Designer: James Barton Longacre

Rear / Reverse

The back side of the Double Eagle coin is inspired by the Great Seal of the United States. Around the edges are the words “United States of America” and “twenty dollars.”
Designer: James Barton Longacre

 

HISTORY

During the gold rush of the 1800’s, the United States began receiving large amounts of gold. Because of this, Congress decided to mint gold coins worth $20, and the Double Eagle coin was born. It went on to become one of the most popular U.S. coins ever until minting stopped in the 1930’s due to the Great Depression.

Double Eagles are no longer released, making them highly prized items for collectors and investors.

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