Certified $20 Gold Liberty 1896-S MS62 PCGS

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    The Certified $20 Gold Liberty 1896-S MS62 PCGS is a remarkable numismatic piece that captures the essence of the United States during the late 19th century, a period characterized by significant economic growth and the country's burgeoning status as a global power. Minted in San Francisco, this coin is part of the esteemed $20 Gold Liberty series, known for its beauty and as a symbol of America's wealth and prosperity. The 1896-S issue is particularly notable for its representation of the American spirit during an era of optimism and expansive industrialization.

    Designed by James B. Longacre, the $20 Gold Liberty showcases the classic portrayal of Lady Liberty, embodying the nation's ideals of freedom and enlightenment. Her crowned visage, surrounded by stars representing the states, is a testament to the unity and strength of the United States. The reverse features a majestic eagle clutching an olive branch and arrows, signifying the country's commitment to peace and its readiness to defend its sovereignty. Longacre's design masterfully encapsulates the dignity and aspirations of America at the time, making the $20 Gold Liberty a significant piece of the nation's numismatic heritage.

    The minting of the 1896-S $20 Gold Liberty in San Francisco ties this coin directly to the wealth generated by the California Gold Rush and the pivotal role that gold played in the development and expansion of the American economy. The "S" mint mark signifies its San Francisco origins, linking the coin to the rich history of gold mining in the West and its impact on the United States' economic growth during the late 19th century. This era saw the U.S. emerge as a leader on the world stage, fueled by the prosperity that gold brought to the nation.

    Graded MS62 by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), this Certified $20 Gold Liberty 1896-S MS62 exemplifies a coin that, while displaying slight marks or abrasions, retains much of its original luster and the fine details of Longacre's design. The MS62 rating indicates a well-preserved coin, offering collectors the opportunity to appreciate the craftsmanship and historical significance of this piece. The certification by PCGS ensures the coin's authenticity and quality, making it a valuable addition to any collection focused on American history or numismatic art.

    The PCGS encapsulation guarantees the preservation of the Certified $20 Gold Liberty 1896-S MS62, protecting it against environmental damage and improper handling. Encased in a secure, tamper-evident holder, the coin is safeguarded, maintaining its condition as a collectible of significant historical and monetary value. This professional packaging not only enhances the coin's collectibility but also highlights its importance as a piece of American monetary history, providing a clear display for detailed examination and appreciation of its design and craftsmanship. The labeled information about the coin's grade, mint year, and certification number adds to its desirability, offering collectors a tangible piece of America's rich economic and cultural legacy.

    In conclusion, the Certified $20 Gold Liberty 1896-S MS62 PCGS is more than just a piece of currency; it is a historical artifact that encapsulates a pivotal moment in American history. For collectors, it represents an opportunity to own a part of the legacy of the California Gold Rush and its lasting impact on the nation's development. This coin stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of American coinage, offering insight into the nation's journey through an era of growth and prosperity at the turn of the century.

  • Details:
    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1896
    • Diameter: N/A
    • Mint Mark: S
    • Thickness: N/A
    • Grade: N/A

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