1871-S $20 Liberty PCGS MS61 CAC

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1871-S $20 Liberty PCGS MS61 CAC

This 1871-S $20 Liberty was produced by the San Francisco Mint and was the second iteration of the Liberty Double Eagle. Eventually there would be three Types, all highly collectible. This Type was minted from 1866-1876.

This version didn't make any changes to the obverse design, but there were a few small changes to the reverse. First, the oval containing the 13 stars above the eagle's head was expanded. Second, the motto 'IN GOD WE TRUST' was added. Third, the rays above the oval were modified. The shield sides, previously straight, were curved and the eagles tail feathers were moved lower and closer to the denomination.

The obverse design has Liberty facing left. Her crown has the word 'LIBERTY' in relief and the date is at the bottom of the coin. Liberty is surrounded by 13 stars and her hair is flowing downward.


Within each number of the coin grading scale is a small range of condition from low-end to high-end. Certified coins of the same grade can be of varying quality. Many of today’s collectors want coins that are solid or premium quality for their assigned grade. CAC holds coins to a higher standard so you can be confident in the value of yours. We verify previously graded coins … and award our sticker only to those coins that meet the standard for today’s selective buyer.


  • Verified. Your coin has been verified as meeting the standard for strict quality within its grade.
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CAC was founded by leading members of the numismatic community, including John Albanese, a respected authority on coin grading and the rare coin market.


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