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Premier Coin Galleries - Liberty Head Double Eagle

A double eagle is a gold coin of the United States with a denomination of $20. (Its gold content of 0.9675 troy oz was worth $20 at the then official price of $20.67/oz). The coins are made from a 90% gold (0.900 fine = 21.6 kt) and 10% copper alloy.


Regular issue double eagles come in two major types and six minor varieties as follows:


– Liberty Head (Coronet) 1849–1907

– Liberty Head, no motto, value “Twenty D.” 1849–1866

– Liberty Head, with motto, value “Twenty D.” 1866–1876

– Liberty Head, with motto, value “Twenty Dollars” 1877–1907


– Saint Gaudens 1907–1933

– Saint Gaudens, High Relief, Roman Numerals, no motto 1907

– Saint Gaudens, Low Relief, Arabic Numerals, no motto 1907–1908

– Saint Gaudens, Low Relief, Arabic Numerals, with motto 1908–1933


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