There were't many of these coins made, and the fact that they're almost pure gold makes the value go up even more. This one appears to be in very good condition, even for a circulated coin.
- Fact 1: The $20 "Double Eagle" or "Double Liberty" gold coin was minted from 1849 to 1907.
- Fact 2: During production the price of gold was $20.67 an ounce. These coins contain .9675 ounces, making these coins worth exactly their weight in gold.
- Fact 3: The depiction of Lady Liberty on the obverse of the coin features 13 stars around her crown, which represent the original 13 colonies.
- Fact 4: These coins were minted in response to the California Gold Rush of 1848, which generated massive amounts of gold for the United States.
- Fact 5: The "eagle-based" naming of these coins is not nicknaming, but rather official nomenclature as described by the act of congress that established them in 1792.