This better date is really tough to find in MS64 condition. Only 1,702,250 were minted, many were melted down and never circulated. This is a sleeper date much rarer than people realize. It will be hard to find a nicer coin than this MS64 at this price level.
The denomination was created as a means of exhausting an overage in gold supply due to the 1849 California Gold Rush. They were never intended for general use in commerce as the amount easily equated to a month's wage during the time of issue - making them impractical to carry as a coin. PCGS encapsulation offers protection and guarantees the MS64 condition of the coin.
I've seen MS65's not look this nice. This example really sparkles in your hand. Conservatively graded in our opinion, PQ++. Struck at the Denver Mint.Obverse: Depicts Liberty striding forward holding a torch and an olive branch with the U. Capitol building in the backdrop. Reverse: Features an eagle in flight against the sun in the background. Beautiful color and very rare in this condition. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: US\Gold (Pre-1933)\$20, Double Eagle". The seller is "capstonecoins" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.