Here's what you need to know:

  • Called "Type II" because these were the “second” $20 Liberty coin design to be minted.
  • The Type II Liberty Double Eagles were also the first United States $20 gold coin design to carry the motto "In God We Trust".
  • Type II $20 Liberty Double Eagles were minted only between 1866 and 1876, when the coin was once again redesigned, making these the shortest series and thus the rarest of all $20 gold Liberties.
  • As a result of the Gold Confiscation Act of 1933, over 95% of all Type II coins minted were melted down, the highest destruction rate for a post-1850 series, making premium quality, almost uncirculated and uncirculated, Type II Liberty Double Eagles even harder to find.
  • Their rarity and historical importance are the primary reasons why certified Type II $20 Liberty Double Eagles have made the cut year after year as one of our Final Five top coin picks.
  • Type II $20 Liberty Double Eagles are twice as rare as Type I Liberty Double Eagles by mintage.
  • Certified Type II $20 Liberty Double Eagles are many times more rare than Type III Liberty Double Eagles in certified population reports.
  • Additionally, Type II $20 Liberty Double Eagles are substantially more rare than the popular $20 Saint-Gaudens in certified mint state condition.
  • The $20 Liberty Type II is .9675 ounces of pure gold - almost one full ounce of gold in every coin.
  • Prices for many of these coins began to rise after the publication of our consultant, Mike Fuljenz’s award-winning book, A Numismatic History & Analysis: Type II Double Eagles 1866-1876.
  • With the price of gold soaring in today’s bullish market environment, prices for many certified Type II $20 Liberty Double Eagles may never be this low again. Buying now could save you money.

For more information on purchasing certified Type II $20 Liberty Double Eagles for your personal family estate collection, please call us toll-free at (888) 324-COIN (2646).

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