This largest denomination of all regular United States issues was authorized to be coined by the Act of March 3, 1849. Its weight was 516 grains. The new large coin was ideal of converting the flood of California gold rush bullion into federal legal tender. Mint Chief engraver James B. The double eagle denomination proved to be very popular, especially for export.
By 1933, more than 75 perfect of the American gold used to strike coins from the 1850s onward had been used to make double eagles. Source: The Official Red Book, A Guide book of United States Coins by R. The item "1904 $20 Liberty Head Gold Twenty Dollar Double Eagle US Coin MS 65 PCGS" is in sale since Thursday, October 17, 2019.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Gold (Pre-1933)\$20, Double Eagle". The seller is "profilecoins" and is located in Franconia, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States.