Award-Winning Reference Book About U.S. Type Two Double Eagles Now Available

An updated, expanded version is now available of the award-winning United States gold coins reference book, Type Two Double Eagles 1866-1876, a Numismatic History and Analysis, by prominent rare coin dealer and author Dr. Michael Fuljenz. 

At the World’s Fair of Money®, the Numismatic Literary Guild honored it as the 2022 Best Investment Book of the Year. It is the second time Fuljenz has been honored with an Investment Book of the Year award on the topic of Type Two Double Eagles.

“The Type Two design was the first Double Eagle to include the motto, IN GOD WE TRUST, and is an important part of United States coinage,” said Fuljenz.

The new, 117-page edition with full-color illustrations of every coin provides collectors with useful information about the 31 different $20 denomination gold business strikes and proofs produced at the Carson City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco mints between 1866 and 1876. It gives easy access to rarity rankings, striking and luster characteristics, eye appeal, and other useful information to build a collection.

Readers will learn about the history and development of the Type Two Liberty Head and its design elements, historical price valuations, celebrities who collect these types of coins, what examples are in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and tips about how collectors can safely store and protect their coins to avoid theft. 

Fuljenz, president of Universal Coin & Bullion ( in Beaumont, Texas, includes a consumer protection advisory section about counterfeit Double Eagles produced in China and offered to unsuspecting buyers in the U.S. marketplace.

There is also information about the IN GOD WE TRUST motto and Peter the Eagle, the bald eagle that lived at the United States Mint in Philadelphia in the 1830s which inspired the eagle design on the reverse of the Double Eagles.

The price for Type Two Double Eagles 1866-1876 is $29.95 postage paid; however, for a limited time, the book can be ordered for only $10 postage paid by using the special discount price code “Ray,” (Mike’s middle name). A complimentary copy of the book also can be obtained using that code for anyone purchasing a PCGS or NGC-certified gold coin from Universal Coin & Bullion.

For additional information and to order a copy of the book, contact Universal Coin & Bullion at 800-822-4653 or visit online at

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