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Pre-33 $20 Liberty Double Eagle Gold Coin Type 2, 1866-1876, AU

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Introducing the esteemed Gold Double Eagle, one of the most iconic coins in American history. This $20 (USD) circulation coin made its debut in the wake of the California Gold Rush. As an integral part of the broader US Eagle denomination, the Gold Double Eagle boasted the highest face value within its group. Now, you can acquire Pre-33 $20 Liberty Double Eagle Gold Coins featuring the Type 2 design, available for purchase on Provident Metals.


  • Safeguarded in a protective plastic flip for preservation!
  • Showcases the Type 2 design used from 1866 to 1876!
  • Offered in About Uncirculated condition, ensuring remarkable quality!
  • Contains .9675 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • Endorsed by the full faith and credit of the US government with a face value of $20 (USD).
  • Features a bust of Lady Liberty on the obverse side.
  • Displays the Great Seal of the United States on the reverse side.
  • Please note that if you purchase multiple coins, date marks may vary or match.

The Pre-33 Liberty Double Eagle Coins underwent three distinct reverse design variations. While all coins featured the Great Seal of the United States, differences were discernible in the lettering on the reverse side. The Type 2 design emerged in the aftermath of the US Civil War and held the shortest circulation period among the three, spanning a mere decade.


The obverse of the Pre-33 Liberty Double Eagles features a left-facing profile of Lady Liberty. Crafted by James B. Longacre in 1849, this design captures Liberty bedecked with a coronet crown, encircled by a ring of 13 stars. Inscriptions on this side include LIBERTY and the date.


Turning to the reverse of the Pre-33 $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin, you’ll discover the Great Seal of the United States. This portrayal of the heraldic eagle depicts the bald eagle in a frontal stance, donning the US national shield on its chest. Grasped within its talons are the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace. In the Type 2 design, a notable inclusion is the phrase “IN GOD WE TRUST,” positioned within the circle of stars above the eagle’s head. This addition emerged after the Civil War, symbolizing national unity.


The Type 2 design offered the inclusion of the national motto following the Civil War. A decade after this change, the US Mint introduced the Type 3 design that changed the denomination from TWENTY D to TWENTY DOLLARS.


All of these Pre-33 $20 Liberty Double Eagle Gold Coins are available in About Uncirculated condition. In general, coins in this state correspond to a grade ranging from 50-58 on the Sheldon scale. AU coins boast exceedingly light or minimal friction on the highest relief points, accompanied by medium to near-full mint luster.

For any queries regarding gold coins for sale, please feel free to contact Provident Metals at 1-800-313-3315. Our dedicated team is available to assist you through phone, online chat, or direct email.

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Product Details

Mint Mark Not Shown
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 Liberty Double Eagle
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content .9675 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 1.3 x 1.3 x .1
Year 1866-1876
Provident ID 4029773