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1876-CC $20 Gold Liberty NGC Certified AU58

$7,331.99

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The discovery of gold in 1848 at Sutter’s Mill in California persuaded Congress to expand its use in coin production. In March of 1849, legislation authorized the mintage of two new denominations of gold coins, the one dollar and twenty-dollar gold pieces, which became the smallest and largest regular production gold coins ever made in terms of both value and size. The government needed a larger coin than the existing $10 piece to accommodate the massive quantities of gold being mined in California. The resulting $20 gold piece, commonly referred to as the “double eagle,” is an impressive coin. Containing nearly one full ounce of gold, it is a pleasure to hold these hefty pieces in your hand. The double eagle’s purchasing power was enormous and amounted to over a month of ordinary wages in 1850. Many people could not even afford to own one. The obverse features a left-facing Liberty wearing a coronet, or small crown, encircled by 13 stars representing the original states. The reverse shows a heraldic eagle with a shield on its chest holding a double ribbon inscribed E PLURIBUS UNUM, as well as an olive branch and arrows in its talons. Above the eagle is a halo of 13 stars and an arc of rays. Offered here is a lightly circulated example produced at the Carson City Mint in 1876, bearing the CC mint-mark. This mint was built close to the Com-stock Lode, which was the first major discovery of silver ore in the United States. It produced 50 different issues of silver coins and 57 issues of gold coins from 1870-1893. This storied mint of the Wild West was plagued by numerous production problems and political issues throughout its short life and produced relatively few coins compared to its counterparts in Philadelphia, New Orleans, and San Francisco. Further, the coins it did produce circulated heavily in the primitive conditions of the Old West mining towns, subjecting them to considerable damage and wear. Consequently, coins bearing the CC mint mark are generally quite rare today and are among the most sought-after coins in American numismatics. The 1876 Carson City issue offered here is of the Type 2 variety, which features the IN GOD WE TRUST motto on the reverse. Further, the shield has curved sides, rather than straight ones that appear on the original Type 1 variety. Only several hundred of these coins are known to exist in this condition or better. For the ambitious collector looking to complete a set, please see our other Touch of Modern listings for examples of the Type 1 and Type 3 varieties. You will receive the unique coin shown in the photos housed in a luxurious matte black wood box lined in velvet with a certificate of authenticity.

PRODUCT DETAILS:
Type: $20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle (1849-1907)
Variety: Type 2, With Motto (1866-1876)
Designer: James Barton Longacre
Weight: 33.4 grams
Diameter: 34.00 mm
Composition: 0.900 gold and 0.100 copper
Net gold weight: 0.9675 oz pure gold
Obverse Design: Liberty with coronet, facing left / 13 stars
Obverse Inscription: LIBERTY / DATE
Reverse Design: Heraldic eagle with double ribbon, shield, olive branch, and arrows / Halo of 13 stars / Arc of rays
Reverse Inscription: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / IN GOD WE TRUST / E PLURIBUS UNUM / TWENTY D.

Quality Assurance:
The product offered for sale in this listing has been certified by one or more professional certification services, so you can be confident in the authenticity and stated condition.


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The discovery of gold in 1848 at Sutter’s Mill in California persuaded Congress to expand its use in coin production. In March of 1849, legislation authorized the mintage of two new denominations of gold coins, the one dollar and twenty-dollar gold pieces, which became the smallest and largest regular production gold coins ever made in terms of both value and size. The government needed a larger coin than the existing $10 piece to accommodate the massive quantities of gold being mined in California. The resulting $20 gold piece, commonly referred to as the “double eagle,” is an impressive coin. Containing nearly one full ounce of gold, it is a pleasure to hold these hefty pieces in your hand. The double eagle’s purchasing power was enormous and amounted to over a month of ordinary wages in 1850. Many people could not even afford to own one. The obverse features a left-facing Liberty wearing a coronet, or small crown, encircled by 13 stars representing the original states. The reverse shows a heraldic eagle with a shield on its chest holding a double ribbon inscribed E PLURIBUS UNUM, as well as an olive branch and arrows in its talons. Above the eagle is a halo of 13 stars and an arc of rays. Offered here is a lightly circulated example produced at the Carson City Mint in 1876, bearing the CC mint-mark. This mint was built close to the Com-stock Lode, which was the first major discovery of silver ore in the United States. It produced 50 different issues of silver coins and 57 issues of gold coins from 1870-1893. This storied mint of the Wild West was plagued by numerous production problems and political issues throughout its short life and produced relatively few coins compared to its counterparts in Philadelphia, New Orleans, and San Francisco. Further, the coins it did produce circulated heavily in the primitive conditions of the Old West mining towns, subjecting them to considerable damage and wear. Consequently, coins bearing the CC mint mark are generally quite rare today and are among the most sought-after coins in American numismatics. The 1876 Carson City issue offered here is of the Type 2 variety, which features the IN GOD WE TRUST motto on the reverse. Further, the shield has curved sides, rather than straight ones that appear on the original Type 1 variety. Only several hundred of these coins are known to exist in this condition or better. For the ambitious collector looking to complete a set, please see our other Touch of Modern listings for examples of the Type 1 and Type 3 varieties. You will receive the unique coin shown in the photos housed in a luxurious matte black wood box lined in velvet with a certificate of authenticity.

PRODUCT DETAILS:
Type: $20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle (1849-1907)
Variety: Type 2, With Motto (1866-1876)
Designer: James Barton Longacre
Weight: 33.4 grams
Diameter: 34.00 mm
Composition: 0.900 gold and 0.100 copper
Net gold weight: 0.9675 oz pure gold
Obverse Design: Liberty with coronet, facing left / 13 stars
Obverse Inscription: LIBERTY / DATE
Reverse Design: Heraldic eagle with double ribbon, shield, olive branch, and arrows / Halo of 13 stars / Arc of rays
Reverse Inscription: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / IN GOD WE TRUST / E PLURIBUS UNUM / TWENTY D.

Quality Assurance:
The product offered for sale in this listing has been certified by one or more professional certification services, so you can be confident in the authenticity and stated condition.


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Return Policy & Order Cancelations

Due to COVID-19 return processing times are taking longer than normal.  Please allow us 14-21 days to process your return before contacting customer support regarding the status of your return. Thank you for your patience. 

IMPORTANT:  With limited exceptions, returns (i) are refunded to customer by store credit redeemable on franklinmint.com and (ii) customer is responsible for return shipping charges. 

Please know that we understand that choosing the right décor for your home/office can be a tedious process. We want you to feel confident in your purchase. This is why we are more than happy to assist you with finding the right choice. If it’s not the right fit, we’ll help you get there.

You can return most items for a store credit within 30 days of delivery. Unless noted below, outbound shipping charges are non-refundable and you will be responsible for all return shipping costs.

Clearance merchandise and any items marked “Final Sale” cannot be returned. Other nonreturnable merchandise includes clearance items, personalized items, bundled items at discount rates (e.g. “4 for $20”; unless the entire bundle is returned), items marked nonreturnable at the checkout or within the product description page, and products that have been assembled

If there is a mistake with your order, or items arrive defective/damages at the time of receipt, we will take care of it and work with you to find the best solution as further described below.

To begin the return/exchange process, please reach out to our customer service team for assistance. Our Customer service representatives are available by phone 1-(855) 836-6468 or email support@franklinmint.com

Returns/Exchanges

You can return most items for store credit redeemable on franklinmint.com within 30 days of delivery.  The following will apply:

  • Only outbound shipping charges for damaged orders will be reimbursed. All other shipping charges are non-refundable and will automatically be deducted from the refund credit amount.

  • Clearance merchandise, any items marked “Final Sale” or marked nonreturnable may not be returned/exchanged.

  • We reserve the right to refuse returns/exchanges of items that are not in as-new condition due to damage or misuse by the customer.

  • Each returned item must be in its original condition and packaging to be accepted.

  • We are not liable for any return packages that may become lost or stolen in transit. Please keep proof of postage and/or return tracking number when shipping back returns.

  • After we have processed your return, reimbursement is generally issued within 5-7 business days.

 

Defective Product and Returns due to Our Error

If there are mistakes with your order, or items arrive defective/damaged at the time of receipt, we’ll make it right by sending you replacement parts or accessories, replacing the item or issuing you a refund.  In such an event, there is no return shipping charges. 

Order Cancellations

Because your order is processed as quickly as possible, there is a 15 minute window for order cancellation during our normal business hours. Please call Customer Service at 1-(855) 836-6468 immediately if you have placed an order in error. If the cancellation request occurs more than 15 minutes after the order is placed, or outside of our normal business hours, the order will be delivered, and must be processed as a return upon delivery.

Return Policy & Order Cancelations

Due to COVID-19 return processing times are taking longer than normal.  Please allow us 14-21 days to process your return before contacting customer support regarding the status of your return. Thank you for your patience. 

IMPORTANT:  With limited exceptions, returns (i) are refunded to customer by store credit redeemable on franklinmint.com and (ii) customer is responsible for return shipping charges. 

Please know that we understand that choosing the right décor for your home/office can be a tedious process. We want you to feel confident in your purchase. This is why we are more than happy to assist you with finding the right choice. If it’s not the right fit, we’ll help you get there.

You can return most items for a store credit within 30 days of delivery. Unless noted below, outbound shipping charges are non-refundable and you will be responsible for all return shipping costs.

Clearance merchandise and any items marked “Final Sale” cannot be returned. Other nonreturnable merchandise includes clearance items, personalized items, bundled items at discount rates (e.g. “4 for $20”; unless the entire bundle is returned), items marked nonreturnable at the checkout or within the product description page, and products that have been assembled

If there is a mistake with your order, or items arrive defective/damages at the time of receipt, we will take care of it and work with you to find the best solution as further described below.

To begin the return/exchange process, please reach out to our customer service team for assistance. Our Customer service representatives are available by phone 1-(855) 836-6468 or email support@franklinmint.com

Returns/Exchanges

You can return most items for store credit redeemable on franklinmint.com within 30 days of delivery.  The following will apply:

  • Only outbound shipping charges for damaged orders will be reimbursed. All other shipping charges are non-refundable and will automatically be deducted from the refund credit amount.

  • Clearance merchandise, any items marked “Final Sale” or marked nonreturnable may not be returned/exchanged.

  • We reserve the right to refuse returns/exchanges of items that are not in as-new condition due to damage or misuse by the customer.

  • Each returned item must be in its original condition and packaging to be accepted.

  • We are not liable for any return packages that may become lost or stolen in transit. Please keep proof of postage and/or return tracking number when shipping back returns.

  • After we have processed your return, reimbursement is generally issued within 5-7 business days.

 

Defective Product and Returns due to Our Error

If there are mistakes with your order, or items arrive defective/damaged at the time of receipt, we’ll make it right by sending you replacement parts or accessories, replacing the item or issuing you a refund.  In such an event, there is no return shipping charges. 

Order Cancellations

Because your order is processed as quickly as possible, there is a 15 minute window for order cancellation during our normal business hours. Please call Customer Service at 1-(855) 836-6468 immediately if you have placed an order in error. If the cancellation request occurs more than 15 minutes after the order is placed, or outside of our normal business hours, the order will be delivered, and must be processed as a return upon delivery.

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