1899 $20 PCGS PR63 DCAM CAC

$205,200.00 USD

The 1899 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coins were designed by James B. Longacre and were struck by the Philadelphia and San Francisco mints. A significantly larger number of $20 gold coins were made at the San Francisco mint in 1899 than the Philadelphia mint. The eagle, half eagle, and quarter eagle were defined by name in the Act of Congress originally authorizing them. Likewise, the double eagle was created by the Coinage Act of 1849.Since the $20 gold piece had twice the value of the eagle, these coins were designated "double eagles". 

Due to the less desirable artwork and therefore lower demand, Liberty Head (Coronet) $20 gold pieces are less often encountered, and the common subtype commands less than the Saint-Gaudens type. In 1866, the motto "In God We Trust" was added to the double eagle, creating a second subtype. In 1877, the coin's denomination design on the reverse was changed from "TWENTY D." to "TWENTY DOLLARS" creating a third and final subtype for the series.

This coin is the FINAL date of the 1800s. Only 84 minted.