The Gold Double Eagle is one of the most memorable historic gold coins from the United States Mint. Issued as part of the nation’s first domestic fiat currency, the US Eagle, these $20 gold pieces came into being following the California Gold Rush in 1848-1849. The Gold Double Eagle would remain in production and circulation through the 1930s. Right now, 1904 $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Coins in certified condition are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- One of the final issues in the Liberty Gold Double Eagle Series!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains .9675 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $20 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 63 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse features Lady Liberty.
- Reverse depicts the heraldic eagle.
- 1904 date marks.
- Please note the grading house label could vary.
Each 1904 $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Coin in this listing comes with a Mint State 63 certification. The coins are housed in plastic slabs to protect the MS63 grade of the specimen. Coins in this condition have an impaired mint luster with numerous small contact marks and a handful of scattered heavy marks. Small hairlines are possible, as well as detracting scuffs.
As 1904 specimens, the condition of these coins is impressive given the age. The survivability of 1904 Gold Double Eagles is also very impressive. Though 6,256,699 of these coins were issued in 1904, the vast majority were used in international commerce, winding up in either England or France in many cases.
Those specimens that remained in the United States were most likely melted down in the 1930s as the United States abandoned the gold standard during the Great Depression. Further, only 5% of the original mintage is believed to survive today in Mint State conditions.
Obverse design elements on these 1904 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Coins include a left-profile portrait of Lady Liberty. This design is similar to the Liberty Eagle design, but was modified by James B. Longacre in 1849 for use on the Double Eagle. Reverse design visuals include the Great Seal of the United States. This version of the heraldic eagle is ornate and beautiful with a front-facing eagle, US national shield, sun rays connecting the wingtips, and a circular field of 13 stars above the eagle.
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