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1857-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle Gold Coin S.S. Central America PCGS MS64 20A Spiked Shield

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Delve into the captivating world of American history with the gold coins from the legendary SS Central America shipwreck, now available at Provident Metals! Discover the allure of these 1857-S Pre-33 $20 Liberty Double Eagle Gold Coins with a Spiked Shield reverse some of the most sought-after, historic American coins, all in certified condition.


  • Coins arrive with PCGS protective plastic slabs!
  • 8th available coin from the $20 Liberty Double Eagle Gold Series!
  • Released by the San Francisco Mint!
  • Initial mintage of 970,500 coins!
  • Distinctive Spiked Shield variant!
  • Limited availability of certified gold coins!
  • Contains .9675 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • Issued a face value of $20 (USD) by the United States.
  • Bears a Grade of Mint State 64 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
  • The obverse depicts Lady Liberty.
  • On the reverse is a depiction of the Great Seal of the United States.
  • Includes an S mint mark from the San Francisco Mint.

These 1857-S Pre-33 $20 Liberty Double Eagle Gold Coins are available in Mint State 64 condition. Coins with this grade exhibit an average mint luster for the date, with several small contact marks in groups, and one or two moderate marks. You might also notice one or two small patches of hairlines, adding to the allure and historical charm of these coins.


The obverse design of the 1857-S Liberty Double Eagle Coin features a left-profile bust of Lady Liberty, adorned with a dignified coronet crown. This iconic image, crafted in 1849 by James B. Longacre, was inspired by Christian Gobrecht’s design for other US Eagle denominations, adding a touch of historical significance to these coins. Inscriptions include LIBERTY on the coronet and the date of 1857 beneath.


On the reverse of the 1857-S Pre-33 $20 Double Eagle Gold Coins, you’ll find the Great Seal of the United States. This particular coin is recognized as a Spiked Shield, displaying a more pronounced and defined edge to the lower-left field of the US national shield in the reverse design, making it a distinctive and cherished collectible. The inscriptions read UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, the S mint mark, and TWENTY D.


The shipwreck of the SS Central America remained hidden at the bottom of the ocean for over a century. In the late 1980s, a team of deep-sea explorers led by Tommy Thompson located the wreck about 160 miles off the coast of South Carolina at a depth of approximately 8,000 feet.


Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to own a piece of American history. Contact Provident Metals at 1-800-313-3315 to secure these extraordinary coins. Our friendly customer service team is eager to assist you, or you can also chat with us online or email us directly.

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Product Details

Year 1857
Condition MS64 20A Spiked Shield
Grading Service PCGS
Mint Mark S - San Francisco
Metals Purity .900
Producer US Mint
Thickness 2.41 mm
Diameter 34 mm
Condition Brilliant 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 PCGS Plastic Slab
Metal Content .9675 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 4024379