1904 $20 Liberty Triple Struck Sells For Over $100,000
This unique U.S. Gold major mint error recently sold for a record price of $102,500. I had originally purchased it and then sold it for $75,000. Another customer wanted to add it to his world class mint error collection so I brokered the piece. It was exciting to have handled this spectacular mint error twice.
Even though this $20 Liberty Gold is described on the holder as being struck twice, in actuality it is triple struck. There are clearly three impressions. Upon close examination, parts of all three strikes on the obverse are visible on the portrait, neck, stars, date and denticles. On the reverse, parts of the eagle, shield and denticles show remains from being struck three times.
All major mint errors on U.S. Gold coins are very rare. It is amazing that this $20 Gold piece escaped the quality control at the Mint since larger Gold denominations were examined very carefully. This is only one of a few known double struck (or multiple struck) U.S. Gold coins. The new owner is extremely proud of this acquisition and it is the centerpiece of his collection.