The $20 Liberty “Double Eagle” gold coin is prized for its unique size — it is one of the largest coins every issued by any country — as well as for its pleasing appearance. It was designed by James B. Longacre, based on a previous $10 Liberty design, and was originally produced in response to surpluses resulting from the Gold Rush of 1849. This third and final version of the Liberty Double Eagle, known as Type III, was released in 1877.
From the late 19th through the early 20th century, millions of Type III Liberty Double Eagles were shipped overseas for use as bank reserves. Another mass export occurred in 1933, when Americans were required to surrender their gold due to the suspension of gold production. Today, these “Overseas Liberties” are highly sought-after rarities around the world, and have provided investor returns of nearly 200%.
Blanchard sells investment grade gold coins that are graded and certified by the two leading independent coin-grading firms: Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). After being graded, each coin is encased in a tamper-resistant, sonically sealed plastic holder with grade and certification number permanently displayed.
The pricing quoted on this page is based on the current market price for this precious metal, which constantly fluctuates and we continuously update from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.
You will be charged the price listed at the time you place your order. This price will be guaranteed once we contact you to lock your order and issue a confirmation number. To protect against the rare event of abnormally volatile market conditions, we reserve the right to deny pricing quoted on this website.
You will be charged the market price at the time you lock in your order with us while on the line, plus a nominal minting and distribution fee.
We’ll buy back anything we sell to you, at any time.