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1878-S Pre-33 $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Coin (XF)

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At BGASC, journey back to the 1870s, a pivotal era in American history marked by recovery from the Civil War and the conclusion of the Reconstruction Era. Explore the legacy of the 1878-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Coin, now available for purchase online.


  • Safely packaged in a protective plastic flip!
  • Struck in 1878 by the San Francisco Mint!
  • Limited mintage of 1.739 million coins at the San Francisco Mint!
  • Showcasing Type III designs!
  • Condition graded as Extremely-Fine!
  • Contains .9675 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • Backed by the federal government with a face value of $20 (USD).
  • Obverse features the graceful Lady Liberty.
  • Reverse displays the heraldic eagle design.
  • Includes the S mint mark.

Each 1878-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Coin at BGASC is thoughtfully housed in protective plastic flips. In Extremely-Fine condition, these coins exhibit light wear on the design’s high points, with some revealing traces of the original mint luster.


The obverse of the 1878-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Coin boasts a left-profile bust of Liberty, a creation by James B. Longacre in 1849. Liberty is adorned with a coronet crown and surrounded by a ring of 13 stars.


Flip the coin to reveal Longacre’s rendition of the heraldic eagle on the reverse side, known as the Great Seal of the United States. This intricate portrayal showcases the eagle with the national shield, arrows of war, and the olive branch of peace. A ring of 13 stars graces the eagle’s head. Classified as a Type III issue, this coin features the national motto (added in 1866) and a face value noted as TWENTY DOLLARS (changed in 1877).


The Coinage Act of 1873 contributed to The Long Depression in the United States in the 1870s. The decision to demonetize silver had significant implications for farmers and others who preferred a bimetallic (gold and silver) monetary system, contributing to discontent in rural areas.


For any inquiries about Pre-33 Gold Coins, don’t hesitate to contact BGASC customer service at 888-992-4272. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you via phone, through our web chat, or by email

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Year 1878
Mint Mark S - San Francisco
Metals Purity .900
Producer US Mint
Thickness 2.41 mm
Diameter 34 mm
Condition Extra Fine
Denomination $20
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) James B. Longacre
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Liberty Gold Double Eagle
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content .9675 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Designer (Reverse) James B. Longacre
Capsule Size 34 mm
Packaging Dimensions 1.35 x 1.35 x 0.11

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