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1857-S $20 MS66 PCGS #70000

1857-S Gold $20 Liberty (Type 1) MS66 Ex: S.S. Central America { PCGS-SSCA } (Apr'2008) Variety 20-A, Spiked Shield. A superlative example of this renowned shipwreck issue with wonderful orange-gold coloration to complement its gorgeous luster and enormous eye appeal. Preserved over 130 years submerged 8,000 feet in the Atlantic Ocean, this piece appears as it left the mint in San Francisco, with smooth unmarred satiny surfaces and boldly rendered devices. Although sea water and wood can create an acid which will damage gold coins, the calcium rich deposits on the ocean floor of this wreck site neutralized the acid and protected these coins. This is the commoner spiked shield variety with its prominent raised die gouge on the reverse in the field to the left of the lower shield, and visible in the photo. Over 5,000 1857-S double eagles were aboard when the ship sank; while, about half that number have been graded by PCGS and attributed to this wreck.

1857-S $20 MS66 PCGS #70000

1857-S Gold $20 Liberty (Type 1) MS66 Ex: S.S. Central America { PCGS-SSCA } (Apr'2008) Variety 20-A, Spiked Shield. A superlative example of this renowned shipwreck issue with wonderful orange-gold coloration to complement its gorgeous luster and enormous eye appeal. Preserved over 130 years submerged 8,000 feet in the Atlantic Ocean, this piece appears as it left the mint in San Francisco, with smooth unmarred satiny surfaces and boldly rendered devices. Although sea water and wood can create an acid which will damage gold coins, the calcium rich deposits on the ocean floor of this wreck site neutralized the acid and protected these coins. This is the commoner spiked shield variety with its prominent raised die gouge on the reverse in the field to the left of the lower shield, and visible in the photo. Over 5,000 1857-S double eagles were aboard when the ship sank; while, about half that number have been graded by PCGS and attributed to this wreck.

1857-S $20 MS66 PCGS #70000

1857-S Gold $20 Liberty (Type 1) MS66 Ex: S.S. Central America { PCGS-SSCA } (Apr'2008) Variety 20-A, Spiked Shield. A superlative example of this renowned shipwreck issue with wonderful orange-gold coloration to complement its gorgeous luster and enormous eye appeal. Preserved over 130 years submerged 8,000 feet in the Atlantic Ocean, this piece appears as it left the mint in San Francisco, with smooth unmarred satiny surfaces and boldly rendered devices. Although sea water and wood can create an acid which will damage gold coins, the calcium rich deposits on the ocean floor of this wreck site neutralized the acid and protected these coins. This is the commoner spiked shield variety with its prominent raised die gouge on the reverse in the field to the left of the lower shield, and visible in the photo. Over 5,000 1857-S double eagles were aboard when the ship sank; while, about half that number have been graded by PCGS and attributed to this wreck.

1876 $20 MS63 PCGS #8976

1876 Gold $20 Liberty (Type 2) MS63 { PCGS-4 }. This choice example from the final year of issue for this type with the abbreviated “D.(..ollars)”, this fine Philadelphia issue exudes ample natural gold luster from both sides with minimal bag marks. Liberty’s face is problem-free and the reverse exhibits a well-struck eagle with excellent feather definition.

1876 $20 MS63 PCGS #8976

1876 Gold $20 Liberty (Type 2) MS63 { PCGS-4 }. This choice example from the final year of issue for this type with the abbreviated “D.(..ollars)”, this fine Philadelphia issue exudes ample natural gold luster from both sides with minimal bag marks. Liberty’s face is problem-free and the reverse exhibits a well-struck eagle with excellent feather definition.

1876 $20 MS63 PCGS #8976

1876 Gold $20 Liberty (Type 2) MS63 { PCGS-4 }. This choice example from the final year of issue for this type with the abbreviated “D.(..ollars)”, this fine Philadelphia issue exudes ample natural gold luster from both sides with minimal bag marks. Liberty’s face is problem-free and the reverse exhibits a well-struck eagle with excellent feather definition.

1904 $20 MS65 PCGS #9045

1904 Gold $20 Liberty (Double Eagle) MS65 { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2005) Just great color and luster on this gem; with a good strike and mark-free fields. With over 6 million pieces struck, this is the most common date of the series. Still, large gold pieces with fields this clean will always be in demand.

1904 $20 MS65 PCGS #9045

1904 Gold $20 Liberty (Double Eagle) MS65 { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2005) Just great color and luster on this gem; with a good strike and mark-free fields. With over 6 million pieces struck, this is the most common date of the series. Still, large gold pieces with fields this clean will always be in demand.

1904 $20 MS65 PCGS #9045

1904 Gold $20 Liberty (Double Eagle) MS65 { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2005) Just great color and luster on this gem; with a good strike and mark-free fields. With over 6 million pieces struck, this is the most common date of the series. Still, large gold pieces with fields this clean will always be in demand.

1907 $20 High Relief-Wire Edge MS62 PCGS #9135

MCMVII (1907) Gold $20 Saint Gaudens High Relief Wire Rim MS62 { PCGS-3 } (May'2006) A couple rim dings limit the grade; but, this ever-popular piece has a nice strike and great high-relief look. The color and luster are very nice and the devices are free of any problem marks.

1907 $20 High Relief-Wire Edge MS62 PCGS #9135

MCMVII (1907) Gold $20 Saint Gaudens High Relief Wire Rim MS62 { PCGS-3 } (May'2006) A couple rim dings limit the grade; but, this ever-popular piece has a nice strike and great high-relief look. The color and luster are very nice and the devices are free of any problem marks.

1907 $20 High Relief-Wire Edge MS62 PCGS #9135

MCMVII (1907) Gold $20 Saint Gaudens High Relief Wire Rim MS62 { PCGS-3 } (May'2006) A couple rim dings limit the grade; but, this ever-popular piece has a nice strike and great high-relief look. The color and luster are very nice and the devices are free of any problem marks.

1908 $20 No Motto MS68 PCGS #99142

1908 Gold $20 Saint-Gaudens MS68 Ex: Wells Fargo Nev Gold { PCGS-3 } (Nov'2008) This bold well-struck specimen features relatively mark-free surfaces. A rich orange-gold patina covers satin surfaces with frosty-perfect fields. It is assured a natural place in history being the last year any US Gold Coin did not bear the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST". (The 1909 Indian Head cent, Liberty Nickels until 1913 and Barber Dimes until 1916 were the holdouts in other metals.) Over Teddy Roosevelt's objections, Congress saw to it that the motto would be permanently restored, making it the law. Thanks to the cache of double eagles made available by the Wells Fargo discovery, a number of high grade examples became available to collectors and investors, of which this piece is a premium example. Liberty's hands and fingers, face, nose and lips and toes are well-defined and distinct. On the flip-side the sun is nearly unblemished and the eagle's feathers appear as the day they were struck.

1908 $20 No Motto MS68 PCGS #99142

1908 Gold $20 Saint-Gaudens MS68 Ex: Wells Fargo Nev Gold { PCGS-3 } (Nov'2008) This bold well-struck specimen features relatively mark-free surfaces. A rich orange-gold patina covers satin surfaces with frosty-perfect fields. It is assured a natural place in history being the last year any US Gold Coin did not bear the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST". (The 1909 Indian Head cent, Liberty Nickels until 1913 and Barber Dimes until 1916 were the holdouts in other metals.) Over Teddy Roosevelt's objections, Congress saw to it that the motto would be permanently restored, making it the law. Thanks to the cache of double eagles made available by the Wells Fargo discovery, a number of high grade examples became available to collectors and investors, of which this piece is a premium example. Liberty's hands and fingers, face, nose and lips and toes are well-defined and distinct. On the flip-side the sun is nearly unblemished and the eagle's feathers appear as the day they were struck.

1908 $20 No Motto MS68 PCGS #99142

1908 Gold $20 Saint-Gaudens MS68 Ex: Wells Fargo Nev Gold { PCGS-3 } (Nov'2008) This bold well-struck specimen features relatively mark-free surfaces. A rich orange-gold patina covers satin surfaces with frosty-perfect fields. It is assured a natural place in history being the last year any US Gold Coin did not bear the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST". (The 1909 Indian Head cent, Liberty Nickels until 1913 and Barber Dimes until 1916 were the holdouts in other metals.) Over Teddy Roosevelt's objections, Congress saw to it that the motto would be permanently restored, making it the law. Thanks to the cache of double eagles made available by the Wells Fargo discovery, a number of high grade examples became available to collectors and investors, of which this piece is a premium example. Liberty's hands and fingers, face, nose and lips and toes are well-defined and distinct. On the flip-side the sun is nearly unblemished and the eagle's feathers appear as the day they were struck.

1928 $20 MS66 PCGS #9189

1928 Gold $20 Saint Gaudens (Double Eagle) MS66 { PCGS-3 } (Jun'2007) : Very clean satiny fields with the minimal of scuffing; Liberty is free of any major marks and her face and hair are well defined. On the reverse the sun is mark-free and the eagle is very well struck with but one notable mark on a single wing feather. The coin has nice uniform mint-state gold color and luster.

1928 $20 MS66 PCGS #9189

1928 Gold $20 Saint Gaudens (Double Eagle) MS66 { PCGS-3 } (Jun'2007) : Very clean satiny fields with the minimal of scuffing; Liberty is free of any major marks and her face and hair are well defined. On the reverse the sun is mark-free and the eagle is very well struck with but one notable mark on a single wing feather. The coin has nice uniform mint-state gold color and luster.

1928 $20 MS66 PCGS #9189

1928 Gold $20 Saint Gaudens (Double Eagle) MS66 { PCGS-3 } (Jun'2007) : Very clean satiny fields with the minimal of scuffing; Liberty is free of any major marks and her face and hair are well defined. On the reverse the sun is mark-free and the eagle is very well struck with but one notable mark on a single wing feather. The coin has nice uniform mint-state gold color and luster.