$20 Dollar Liberty Head Gold Coins

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$20 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD COINS

LIBERTY HEAD 

These 90% pure gold Liberty Head coins are of beautiful design and extremely scarce--a must-have for collectors. These gold coins were in production from 1850-1907 but were eventually replaced by the $20 Gold Double Eagle Saint Gaudens. Additionally, the $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Head became the highest face value coin after the $10 one. 

COIN DESIGN

The obverse is of Lady Liberty with a pearl coronet and the word "LIBERTY" across it. Her bun is held with the pearls, and 13 stars circle her. The reverse features a majestic eagle--its wings out as the union shield covers his chest. An olive branch and three arrows signify America's peace and war. The inscription "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" surrounds the eagle. 

INDIAN PRINCESS GOLD COIN

The "small head" gold Indian Head Princess was the first of the series to show Lady Liberty with a native feathered headdress. A new wreath highlighted agricultural elements like wheat, corn, tobacco, and cotton—much like America's early farming days. James Longacre also designed both this and the "large head" coin. These coins are popular among collectors despite their poor striking, as they carry great historical value. In 1856, the "small" head coin was redesigned to help with striking of the gold coin. The designer, Longacre, enlarged Liberty's head, straightened her headdress, and changed her hair. This was to allow the coin's metal to flow more evenly into the dies of the coin. Most did well in improvement. Additionally, the coin's portrait became flatter, and the inscription "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" moved closer to the coin's border. 

ROOSEVELT'S ORDER

In 1933, Roosevelt signed an executive order for Americans to turn in their gold. So, gold coins before 1933 are rare and highly valuable to collectors and investors alike. These coins are hard to find in mint condition. So, you will know these remain valuable over time and make an excellent investment. 

GOLD RUSH

The California Gold Rush is thought to be the cause of the amount of Pre-1933 gold coins. The surplus of gold (to the tune of $600 million) sparked Congress to beef up its use of gold in coinage. This was when the federal government of the US authorized the production of gold dollars. 

 

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