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1878-S $20 Pre-33 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Coin NGC AU58

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Product Description

Dating back to 1850, the Gold Double Eagle emerged as a prominent figure in the US Eagle gold coin series, featuring a substantial face value of $20 (USD). Renowned for its international trade applications, this coin showcases only two distinctive designs in its historical journey. Originating from the creative mind of James B. Longacre, the original design is now encapsulated in the form of certified 1878-S Pre-33 $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Coins, ready for purchase on BGASC.

Highlights:

  • Securely housed in NGC plastic slabs!
  • Commemorates the 29th year for the Liberty Gold Double Eagle!
  • Limited mintage of 1.739 million coins at the San Francisco Mint!
  • Certified coins are available in limited quantities!
  • Contains .9675 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • Issued a face value of $20 (USD) by the United States.
  • Bears a Grade of About Uncirculated 58 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
  • Obverse features Lady Liberty.
  • Reverse includes the Great Seal of the United States.
  • Comes with an S mint mark from the San Francisco Mint.

These 1878-S Pre-33 $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagles have attained an AU58 grade from the NGC, signifying coins at the uppermost tier of the About Uncirculated range, displaying only minimal signs of friction on the highest relief points, along with medium to near-full mint luster.

Obverse

The 1878-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle’s obverse design showcases a left-profile effigy of Liberty, adorned with a coronet crown and encircled by 13 stars.Crafted by James B. Longacre in 1849, the Liberty Gold Double Eagles carry forward Longacres obverse bust of Liberty, reminiscent of Christian Gobrechts 1838 bust featured on other denominations of the US Eagle during that era.

Reverse

On the reverse, the 1878-S Pre-33 Liberty Gold Double Eagles feature the Great Seal of the United States, presenting a prominent US national shield, arrows of war, and olive branch of peace. A ring of 13 stars above the eagles head includes the inscription of the national motto.

History

In 1878, the Liberty Gold Double Eagles found their way into circulation as the United States Mint distributed them across three branch mints. The San Francisco Mint took the lead, producing a staggering 1.739 million coins. In comparison, the Philadelphia Mint contributed 543,625 coins, and the Carson City Mint issued a modest volume of just 13,180 coins.

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Specifications

Year 1878
Condition AU58
Grading Service NGC
Mint Mark S - San Francisco
Metals Purity 0.9
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 Liberty Double Eagle
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging NGC Plastic Slab
Metal Content .9675 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 3.5 x 2.5 x 0.5

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