This discovery would change many things about the United States, including the face of its coinage. He even went so far as to say that he thought such a coin would be handsome. Although there was usual debate in the House over adopting the coin, it was signed into law by President James K. Polk on March 3, 1849.
Designing a new Double Eagle Liberty gold coin. In 1849 James Barton Longacre was the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. He began the process of designing the new coin, but his progress in issuing the new coin was hampered by a long series of unfortunate - likely deliberate - occurrences. He was able to straighten out the problems that plagued the mint, and finally issued the new coins in production quantity in 1850 only after one single test piece had been minted as a "pattern" the previous year. The design of the new coin was described as "routine" by many in congress when it made its debut, but the popularity of the coin then - and now - proves that "routine" could be just what the nation needed at the time.
The reverse, however, while appearing similar to one another with the heraldic eagle design, comes in three major variations. There was a revision to the design made in 1860 that used taller, thinner letters in the inscriptions, but this revised design was short-lived because the coins did not stack properly. Chase received a request that our coinage bear an expression of faith in God. In 1864 the new two-cent piece was the first to adopt the new motto, In God We Trust. It was changed to TWENTY DOLLARS.The "About Uncirculated (AU)" grade. Coins are graded using a scale from 1 (poor) to 70 (perfect as-struck).
These coins grade between 50 and 58, meaning that most of the original luster is still present, however there will be light points of wear at the highest parts of the design either through normal pocket wear or by stacking the coins together. All of the main - as well as most of the minor - design characteristics remain intact, and the coin displays an overall pleasing eye appeal. Of specific note is the fact that the nomenclature used for this grade is properly About Uncirculated. " The term "Almost Uncirculated is commonly used, but is incorrect according to all major standards of grading coins.About Uncirculated coins are a very popular way to collect coins that are usually quite a bit less expensive than the same coins with no wear, but still have much of the appeal of their uncirculated siblings. We cannot make any price adjustments after the sale is complete. Product Photo Policy: MCM attempts to display product images shown on the site as accurately as possible. We take all of our photos in house and due to reflections on the mirrored or proof surfaces of a coin there may appear to be'black' when there is not.
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That's the MCM way. This listing is currently undergoing maintenance, we apologise for any inconvenience caused. The item "Random Date 1850-1907 $20 Gold Liberty Head Double Eagle AU SKU30405" is in sale since Monday, December 12, 2016. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Gold (Pre-1933)\$20, Double Eagle".The seller is "mcm" and is located in Sarasota, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.