Trivial marks seen on this piece are expected at the AU55 grade level, and there are no large or unsightly surface marks. Both sides have light yellow-gold surfaces that retain considerable luster.
Known as a Liberty Head Double Eagle. Longacre created the designs for both the front and back of the Liberty Double Eagle. Engraved unto the coin's obverse is his classical rendition of Lady Liberty, which was based on the royal effigies seen on Greco-Roman currency. The portrait depicts Liberty in profile with her thick curls arranged beneath an inscribed crown. She is framed by a ring of thirteen stars as a tribute to the original thirteen colonies.Longacre's stunning portrayal of this beloved figure is the reason that the coin is often referred to as either the "Liberty Head" or "Coronet" Double Eagle. Stamped across the reverse side of the Liberty Double Eagle is the Great Seal of the US. This well-known emblem depicts the bald eagle, armed with a shield, an olive branch and a set of arrows. While Longacre's artwork remained the same throughout the coin's mintage, several changes were made to the inscriptions. Such changes included the addition of the "In God We Trust" motto in 1866 and the abbreviation change of the coin's denomination in 1877. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: US\Gold (Pre-1933)\$20, Double Eagle". The seller is "uscoinsandjewelry1" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.