If necessity is the mother of invention, then the $20 gold coin is necessity’s child — and James Iver McKay, an obscure congressman from North Carolina, is its father.
It all started in 1848, when the U.S. government was flooded with so much gold from California’s Gold Rush that it simply didn't know what to do with it all. That’s when McKay came up with the idea of a $20 gold “Double Eagle” coin made with nearly an ounce of pure California gold, making it twice the size of any U.S. gold coin made before. It was the right idea at the right time, and the $20 Gold Liberty Head blossomed into one of the most important and hardest-working coins of the era.
Just as it was born of necessity, the $20 Gold Liberty Head met its end in catastrophe when vast quantities were cast into government-sanctioned melting pots in 1933 after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Depression-Era decree made owning gold illegal. Only a few were spared. In fact, U.S. gold expert Jeff Garrett estimates that as little as only 5% of ALL vintage U.S. gold coins remain in existence.
Here's your chance to secure one of these vintage treasures. Plus, each $20 Gold Liberty coin available in this offer has been hand-selected for its stunning appearance and enduring eye appeal. Then, each was submitted to either the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) or the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), two of the world’s leading third-party grading services, where they were certified as being in Uncirculated Mint State-62 (MS62) condition. Your coin’s grading service will vary, but its quality will not! As an added bonus, you will also receive a 1935 Silver Certiﬁcate to make this a fantastic two-piece set! Each Silver Certificate will come in nice lightly circulated Very Fine (VF) condition.
How many $20 Liberty’s make up the 5% that remain is anyone’s guess! Don’t miss out, when our supply of 1850s–1907 $20 Gold Liberty coins is gone, it’s anyone’s guess when we’ll be able to amass a group like this again! Order now to avoid disappointment later!