Liberty $20 Gold Coin (1850-1907)

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Produced for more than 50 years, the $20 Liberty gold coin is one that had an extremely high face value for its day. At the time, the coin’s face value more closely coincided with the spot price of gold, but now the inherent value of these coins in gold is far greater than ever before. If you combine this with the fact that these are not the easiest coins to acquire than you have yourself a great collector’s item. Nowadays, collectors from all over the world do everything they can to get their hands on these coins. Of course, getting their hands on them is not enough, as most collectors set forth that only the most well-preserved pieces will be able to be added to their collections.

The somewhat large coin is interesting because it was one of the first of its kind, and a coin that had a face value higher than most others ever produced by the US Mint. For this reason, it is a bit more special than your average gold coin from the same era.

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What You Will Pay for a $20 Liberty Gold Coin

The price you are going to be asked to pay for a $20 Liberty is always going to be quite high. This is so because the coin, regardless of its condition, has gold content that makes it incredibly valuable. Add this to the fact that the coins themselves are quite scarce, and it is easy to see why you will rarely find these coins selling for less than $1,000 even in poor condition. In fact, even the poorest of the poor will sell for prices that approach $2,000.

The reason these coins are so expensive is due to a combination of the fact that these are particularly interesting coins due to their face value, their gold content, and the fact that so very few of them are still on the market today. Before you ever make a purchase, it is important that you do some comparison shopping because the price you pay for a coin from one dealer may differ greatly from the price being asked by another. Comparison shopping may take some time, but in the case of these coins it can save you hundreds of dollars.

The Most Sought After $20 Liberty Gold Coins

When it comes down to it, just about every year and every type of $20 Liberty is sought after by collectors. As stated, these coins are particularly interesting because it is unusual for most to see a coin that has a face value higher than $1. If you account for how much $20 was able to buy you back in the 1800s, it is clear to see just how useful and powerful these coins were in their day.

Apart form that, you will find that the versions and types that do not have many remaining on the market will be the ones that sell for exorbitantly high prices. The 1891CC, for example, will sell for no less than $5,000 even in the poorest condition.

Future Value of $20 Liberty Gold Coins

The future value of a coin is something that is not so easy to determine. These coins have been on the market for so long that there are only ever going to be fewer, which naturally tells us that the price, per coin, is going to increase. While it may be nearly impossible to give an exact future valuation to a specific coin, it is safe to say that it will only ever be worth more as time moves forward. Knowing this, now is the absolute best time for you to make a purchase.

Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin

DATE GOOD FINE EXTREMELY FINE UNCIRCULATED
1850 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $3,200 $5,500
1850 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $5,750 $14,500
1851 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $2,300 $2,750
1851 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $4,250 $7,000
1852 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $2,300 $2,900
1852 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $4,500 $7,500
1853 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $2,250 $2,750
1853 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $4,500 $10,500
1854 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $2,250 $2,850
1854 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $260,000 $485,000
1854 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $4,000 $8,500
1855 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $2,350 $3,000
1855 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $25,000 $47,500
1855 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $2,250 $3,000
1856 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $2,250 $3,000
1856 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $275,000 $475,000
1856 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $2,250 $2,850
1857 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $2,250 $3,250
1857 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $5,500 $12,000
1857 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $2,250 $2,850
1858 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $2,250 $3,000
1858 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $6,750 $15,000
1858 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,000
1859 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $4,000 $8,000
1859 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $27,500 $50,000
1859 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $2,400 $3,000
1860 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $2,250 $2,850
1860 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $28,500 $50,000
1860 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $2,250 $3,000
1861 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $2,250 $2,850
1861 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $24,000 $50,000
1861 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $2,250 $3,250
1862 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $5,750 $12,000
1862 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $2,250 $3,200
1863 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $3,000 $6,750
1863 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $2,250 $3,000
1864 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $2,500 $6,500
1864 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $2,250 $3,000
1865 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $2,100 $2,850
1865 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $2,100 $2,850
1866 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,725 $2,500
1866 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,725 $3,500
1867 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,725 $1,850
1867 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,725 $2,250
1868 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $2,000 $3,000
1868 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,725 $1,850
1869 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,725 $2,000
1869 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,725 $1,775
1870 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,725 $2,500
1870 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $275,000 $325,000
1870 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,725 $1,775
1871 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,725 $2,500
1871 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $23,500 $48,500
1871 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,650 $1,700
1872 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,650 $1,700
1872 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $5,000 $11,000
1872 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,650 $1,700
1873 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,650 $1,700
1873 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $6,500 $12,500
1873 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,650 $1,675
1874 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,650 $1,675
1874 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $3,500 $5,500
1874 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,650 $1,675
1875 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,650 $1,675
1875 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $3,250 $3,500
1875 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,650 $1,675
1876 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,650 $1,675
1876 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $3,000 $4,000
1876 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,650 $1,675
1877 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1877 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $3,500 $5,000
1877 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1878 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1878 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $5,000 $9,500
1878 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1879 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1879 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $5,000 $12,000
1879 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $18,500 $37,500
1879 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1880 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1880 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1881 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $25,000 $40,000
1881 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1882 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $37,500 $70,000
1882 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $2,750 $3,500
1882 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1883 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $2,500 $4,000
1883 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1884 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,250
1884 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1885 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $15,000 $25,000
1885 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $5,000 $12,500
1885 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1886 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $37,500 $60,000
1887 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1888 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1888 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1889 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1889 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $2,500 $4,000
1889 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1890 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1890 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $2,500 $2,800
1890 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1891 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $13,500 $22,500
1891 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $10,000 $16,500
1891 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,500 $1,575
1892 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $4,500 $7,500
1892 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $2,650 $4,000
1892 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1893 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1893 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $3,500 $4,500
1893 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1894 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1894 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1895 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1895 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1896 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1896 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1897 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1897 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1898 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,600 $1,650
1898 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1899 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1899 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1900 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1900 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1901 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1901 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1902 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,675 $1,700
1902 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1903 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,675 $1,700
1903 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1904 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1904 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1905 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,675 $1,700
1905 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1906 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,675 $1,700
1906 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1906 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1907 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1907 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
1907 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,475 $1,485
Source: Red Book