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1878-S Liberty Head $20 Gold Double Eagle NGC MS61

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1878-S Liberty Head $20 Gold Double Eagle NGC MS61

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Why purchase this $20 Gold Liberty Head Double Eagle struck in 1878?

The Liberty Head Double Eagle was the U.S. Mint's first $20 denomination gold coin. Its introduction in 1850 was a direct response to the gold discovery in 1848 at Sutter's Mill in California, marking the beginning of the California Gold Rush. This Liberty Head Double Eagle, minted at the San Francisco Mint in 1878, was struck from 0.9675 Troy oz. of .900 fine gold and is counted among a final mintage of 1,739,000.

Breathtaking Design by the U.S. Mint's fourth Chief Engraver James B. Longacre

Lady Liberty is depicted on the obverse, adorned with a crown bearing the inscription "LIBERTY," surrounded by thirteen stars and "1878."

The reverse depicts a heraldic eagle behind a striped shield, an olive branch and arrows in its grasp, framed by curving scrolls inscribed "E PLURIBUS UNUM." "IN GOD WE TRUST" appears within a thirteen star oval above the eagle, the Mint mark "S" below the tail feathers. The design is encircled by the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "TWENTY DOLLARS."

Gorgeous Mint State 61

This 1878-S Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle $20 coin has been authenticated and determined to be in Mint State 61 condition by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). The uncirculated coin will show no evidence of wear, but will exhibit an average strike and diminished luster, with large scuffs and/or multiple contact markings. The coin is presented in a labeled NGC holder.

Add this exceptional 1878-S Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle to your collection today!


Year of Issue:1878
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:S
Branch:San Francisco
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:MS61
Finish:Mint State
Composition:Gold
Purity:0.9000
Display Weight:1 oz
Weight in Grams:31.1035 g
Weight in Ounces:1 oz
Diameter:34 mm
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:20
Mintage:1,739,000
Obverse Design:Liberty facing left flanked by stars
Reverse Design:Heraldic Eagle
Reverse Designer/Engraver:James B. Longacre
Obverse Designer/Engraver:James B. Longacre