The 1904 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle (Twenty Dollar Gold Piece)
By Susan Headley
1904 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle; Designed by James B. Longacre; Weight 33.436 grams; 90% gold/10% copper; Diameter 34 mm.
The 1904 Liberty Head Double Eagle U.S. Gold Coin ($20 Gold Piece)
Photo (c) Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.
The U.S. Gold Double Eagles have just under one full ounce of pure gold in them (.96750 to be exact). They represent one of the greatest bargains in American numismatics, because you can own U.S. coins that are 100 to 150 years old for about the cost of the bullion in them. This specimen was dealer graded AU-50 and sold for $680.00 in June of 2006.