Liberty Gold Sets
COLLECTOR will recognize her immediately as a fine work of art from the
U.S. Mint. The simplicity of her classic Liberty head design makes its own
statement. The careful craftsmanship is apparent to anyone with an eye for
coin experts nicknamed her "LIB"– short
for Liberty. To us, she is clearly "Miss Liberty" a symbolic design of
freedom and democracy in America that dominated the face of most U.S. gold
coins from 1838 through 1907.
Four Coin Liberty Series
All U.S. gold coins were once circulating money of our
great nation. Today ,the Liberty series of genuine United States coins continues to be one
of the most popular collector rare coins in history.
A Four Coin Liberty Set features four distinct sizes from the $20 Double
Eagle containing almost an ounce of pure gold, to the $10 Eagle, the $5 Half
Eagle, and finally the $2½ Quarter Eagle sizes.
First Minted Before Abe Lincoln was President
Minted for the first time long before the Civil War, these
Liberty gold coins have captured the imagination and fancy of collectors
for a century and a half. It's not just their gold content or
their value as rare antiques. Liberty gold coins are important pieces of
American history, surviving artifacts from an
era when Abraham Lincoln was President to the glorious
Wild West Day.
Genuine Gold Coins
Naturally, the intrinsic value of gold coins has
been at the very heart of rare coin collecting since the
beginning. Over the decades, the rising price of gold has
helped the hobby survive,
flourished, and prosper.
For thousands of years, mankind has been
attracted to gold. The lasting value of gold, its timeless quality, its
soaring value in times of war, political unrest, and high inflation make
U.S. gold coins a true source of lasting wealth.
Circulating U.S. Gold Coin Ever Minted
The large, $20 Liberty has been hoarded by "gold
bugs" who save them in lower grades for their almost one ounce gold content.
But, serious collectors should save rarer, higher quality $20 Liberty gold
pieces in Brilliant Uncirculated condition
grading MS-61 to MS-66.
Type I Liberty Gold - The magnificent $20 gold "Liberty Head" is the largest U.S. gold coin minted
for circulation. It was first struck in 1849 before the Civil War.
Type II Liberty Gold - Then, in
1866 the design was changed and "In God We Trust" was added above the
ornate spread winged eagle on the reverse.
Type III Liberty Gold -
1877, the design was again changed slightly with the denomination
"Twenty D." saying "Twenty Dollars". The lustrous gold $20 Liberty series
was produced through 1907 when minting ceased forever.
That gives $20 Liberty Type Collectors three different varieties
and many people will often collect just one of each Type to start a
Start a Pre-1933 Four Coin Gold Collection
Gold bugs who just want to start with a few Classic Pre-1933 Gold Coins,
can also collect one of the Liberty coins in each of the four sizes.
$2 1/2 Liberty
James B. Longacre
Diameter 34 mm
Gold .9675 troy oz.
James B. Longacre
Diameter 27 mm
Gold .48375 troy oz.
Diameter 21.6 mm
Gold .24187 troy oz.
Diameter 18 mm
Gold .12094 troy oz.
Four Coin Liberty Sets Extremely Affordable
With the four sizes side-by-side you can
see the both similarities and differences between the face of Miss Liberty, her
hair style, and the layout designations on each coin. The
reverse sides are even more interesting to examine with the naked eye or
We recommend you acquire one coin of each
of the four Liberty coin denominations in the same grade from the same grading company. This
would create a matched set that looks great and are easier to sell later.
The best to put together a set is to call a firm like
Austin Rare Coins and discuss grades and prices. We always recommend you put
away the nicest, highest grades you can comfortably afford as quality has
proven to always pay off the best when collecting Liberty Gold Coins.