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1889 USA Gold 20 Dollar Double Eagle

1889 USA Double Eagle Obverse

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A United States of America gold $20 or Double Eagle, dated 1899. The obverse features the iconic and recognisable ‘Liberty Head’ surrounded by thirteen stars, representing the 13 original states that had been British colonies. The reverse shows the heraldic eagle with the denomination below. Both sides were designed by Mint of the United States Chief Engraver James B Longacre. With a 34 mm diameter and weighing in at 33.43 grams in of .900 gold, this coin is among largest US gold coins ever issued. The 1899 Double Eagle makes a sensible gold investment that will be enjoyed and admired in any collection.
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Obverse

Liberty Head designed by James B Longacre: idealised female head wearing a tiara. Encircled by 13 stars, representing the original British colonies that that declared independence in 1776. Date (1899) below central motif.

Reverse

Heraldic Eagle, holding a double ribbon on which 'E PLURIBUS UNUM' is inscribed. Above, 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA', below 'TWENTY DOLLARS'. Also by James B Longacre.

Edge

Vertical milled.

Grade

AVF - Clean bright coin with the usual background minute scratches and nicks for About Very Fine.

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