The denomination was created as a means of exhausting an overage in gold supply due to the 1849 California Gold Rush. They were never intended for general use in commerce as the amount easily equated to a month's wage during the time of issue - making them impractical to carry as a coin. NGC encapsulation offers protection and guarantees the MS-64+ condition of the coin. Plus (+) designation for superb strike and eye appeal. CAC certified (green sticker) signify its a premium quality example worthy of the next grade higher.
Graded almost 20 years ago by NGC, this is as fresh as they come. Conservatively graded in our opinion, PQ++. Struck at the San Francisco Mint. Obverse: Depicts Liberty striding forward holding a torch and an olive branch with the U.
Capitol building in the backdrop. Reverse: Features an eagle in flight against the sun in the background. Beautiful color and very rare in this condition with all the accolades its received.
The item "1916-S $20 Saint Gaudens Gold Double Eagle Pre-33 NGC MS64+ CAC SUPER FRESH PQ++" is in sale since Sunday, March 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Gold (Pre-1933)\$20, Double Eagle".
The seller is "capstonecoins" and is located in Austin, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.