1878-S Pre-33 $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Coin (XF)

1878-S Pre-33 $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Coin (XF)

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At BullionMax, step back into the fascinating era of the 1870s, a time when the United States was recovering from the aftermath of the Civil War and the Reconstruction Era. Explore a piece of history with the 1878-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Coin, now available for purchase online.

Coin Highlights:

  • Securely packaged in a protective plastic flip!
  • Minted in 1878 by the San Francisco Mint!
  • Limited mintage of 1.739 million coins at the San Francisco Mint!
  • Features Type III designs!
  • Condition is Extremely-Fine!
  • Contains .9675 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • Backed by the federal government with a face value of $20 (USD).
  • Obverse showcases the elegant Lady Liberty.
  • Reverse displays the heraldic eagle design.
  • S mint mark from the San Francisco Mint.

Every 1878-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Coin from BullionMax is carefully housed in protective plastic flips. These coins, in Extremely-Fine condition, exhibit light wear on the high points of the design, with some showing traces of the original mint luster.

Transport yourself back to the 1870s, a time marked by The Long Depression, a challenging period of economic hardship. The debate over the nation’s monetary system, particularly the Coinage Act of 1873, played a pivotal role in shaping the economic landscape. This act, known as the “Crime of ’73,” demonetized silver, influencing the nation’s shift toward the gold standard. Farmers faced particular difficulties during this time. Falling crop prices and a deflationary economic environment hurt agricultural producers. Farmers were often burdened by high levels of debt, and many struggled to make ends meet.

Adorning the obverse of the 1878-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Coin is a left-profile bust of Liberty, designed by James B. Longacre in 1849. Liberty wears a coronet crown with a ring of 13 stars encircling the field.

The reverse features Longacre’s rendition of the heraldic eagle, known as the Great Seal of the United States. This ornate version displays the eagle with the national shield, arrows of war, and the olive branch of peace. A ring of 13 stars graces the eagle’s head. As a Type III issue, this coin includes the national motto (added in 1866) and a face value noted as TWENTY DOLLARS (changed in 1877).

For any inquiries about Pre-33 Gold Coins, feel free to reach out to BullionMax customer service at 800-729-3202. Our team is ready to assist you over the phone, through our web chat, or via email

Product Specifications
Year 1878
Mint Mark S - San Francisco
Metals Purity .900
Producer US Mint
Thickness 2.41 mm
Diameter 34 mm
Condition Extra Fine
Denomination $20
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) James B. Longacre
Designer (Reverse) James B. Longacre
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Liberty Gold Double Eagle
Certificate of Authenticity No
Capsule Size 34 mm
Packaging Plastic Flip
Packaging Dimensions 1.35 x 1.35 x 0.11
Metal Content .9675 Troy Ounce
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