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1856-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Coin PCGS AU58 (Fairmont Collection)

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Product Description

In 1856, the excitement of the California Gold Rush was still rippling through America, drawing hundreds of thousands of hopeful individuals westward in search of new opportunities. During this time, the San Francisco Mint was making its mark on national currency production, and now, you have the chance to own a piece of history with the certified 1856-S Pre-33 $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Coins, available online at BGASC.

Highlights:

  • Encased in protective plastic slabs from PCGS for added security!
  • Struck by the prestigious San Francisco Mint!
  • Limited availability as part of the exclusive Fairmont Collection!
  • Contains .9675 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • The face value of $20 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
  • Graded AU58 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
  • Features a bust of Lady Liberty on the obverse.
  • The reverse showcases the majestic heraldic eagle.
  • Repatriated to the United States as part of the esteemed Fairmont Collection.

Each of these 1856-S Pre-33 $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Coins is available for purchase in About Uncirculated 58 condition. AU58 coins boast only minor signs of friction at the highest relief points, along with medium to near-full mint luster.

Obverse

The obverse of the 1856 Pre-33 Liberty Gold Double Eagle features a left-profile bust of Liberty, a design created by James B. Longacre and inspired by Christian Gobrecht’s 1838 design. Liberty’s head is portrayed in left-profile relief, adorned with a coronet crown.

Reverse

On the reverse side of the 1856-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagles, you’ll find a striking depiction of the heraldic eagle of the United States. This design showcases a more intricate version of the seal, based on the Great Seal of the United States. The eagle’s head is accompanied by rays of light extending from wingtip to wingtip, and a larger US national shield graces its chest.

History

These $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagles hold a unique history as Fairmont Collection coins. Originally used in international commerce between the United States and other nations, they found their way into foreign bank vaults for several decades before being rediscovered and repatriated to the US in the late 2010s.

Ordering

If you have any questions about purchasing gold, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at BGASC. You can call us at 888-992-4272, chat with us online, or email us directly. We are here to assist you in every step of your precious metals journey.

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Specifications

Year 1856
Condition AU85
Grading Service PCGS
Mint Mark S - San Francisco
Metals Purity .900
Producer US Mint
Thickness 2.41 mm
Diameter 34 mm
Condition Almost Uncirculated
Denomination $20
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) James B. Longacre
Designer (Reverse) James B. Longacre
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Fairmont Collection
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 1,189,750
Packaging PCGS Plastic Slab
Metal Content .9675 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 3.4 x 2.4 x 0.4

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