Rare 1905 Liberty Gold $20 NGC MS64+. - $38,500. Click on Coin Image to
Type III double eagle! Very rare in this high grade.
In fact there's only 1 graded higher! The surfaces of
this example are smooth and velvety and are accompanied
by sharply struck devices. A premium example of a scarce
date, the ideal coin for the collector who is looking
for a top quality rare gold coin to add to their collection
or for the investor looking to add a top grade double
eagle to their numismatic portfolio.
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The Liberty double eagle design is credited
to James B. Longacre but has its roots in Christian
Gobrecht's $10 Eagle of 1839. The obverse features a
Greco-Roman head of Liberty facing left, with hair tied
in a bun and curls flowing down to the base of the bust.
She is wearing a coronet inscribed with LIBERTY. Thirteen
stars surround the bust with the date positioned below.
The reverse depicts an eagle with outstretched wings
holding an olive branch and arrows.
There are three different reverses for
the Liberty double eagle. The Type 1 features a shield
with straight sides. This reverse design gave way to
the Type 2, which exhibits a rounded ornate shield with
the motto IN GOD WE TRUST added to the oval of stars
above the eagle. The featured coin is the Type 3 version
of the Liberty double eagle. At the end of its thirty-one
year run, a total of 64,137,477 Type 3 business strikes
were coined. Millions of Type 3 Liberty double eagles
were shipped overseas in the late 19th and early 20th
centuries to be used as bank reserves.
When gold coin production ceased in
1933 and Americans were required to turn in their gold
at face value for melting, the flow of double eagles
out of the country was enormous. Fortunately, foreign
hoards turned out to be the source of many rarities
that would otherwise have been destroyed.