1849 $20 Liberty Double Eagle Gold Replica Coin
Stunning proof quality exact size reproduction of the 1849 $20.00 Liberty Double Eagle. This coin is layered with over 6 Mils of 24 Karat Gold. This individually die-struck proof coin measures 34 mm in diameter. This coin is a mirror image of the original. This coin consists of the largest denomination of all United States issued gold pieces. The first $20 Liberty Double Eagle was minted during the years of the California Gold Rush. Only ONE original $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle gold piece bearing the date 1849 was minted. This coin is held in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. The Liberty Double Eagle was designed by Chief Engraver James B. Longacre, with Lady Liberty modeled after an ancient Greco-Roman sculpture, the Crouching Venus. The reverse of the coin depicts the Great Seal of the United States.
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