The $10 base 2 oz Piedforts were introduced in 2004. These were collectors items from the beginning. Every one sold was encapsulated in an air-tite holder. They are the same diameter (39 mm) as the one ounce silver Libery Dollars, but twice as thick (therefore the $20 face value) as can be seen in the edgewise photos below. They were made in two varieties, the UNCIRCULATED (highest known sale price $432 on 6/28/2012 by Dave G.) and the serial numbered (highest known sale price $512 on 6/28/2012 by Dave G.). The edge of these Liberty Dollars is so thick that the word UNCIRCULATED and the serial numbers were stamped on the edges of the respective pieces. The UNCIRCULATED version was distributed in a royal purple velvet bag. The serial numbered pieces were distributed in royal blue jeweler's boxes. Relatively few of these pieces were made, with the numbered pieces being a good bit rarer than the UNCIRCULATED pieces.
A new record high price for these two piedforts was set on Ebay on 2/1/2013 by Ebay seller formillions. He got $950 for the pair, one uncirculated and one serial number 212, exceeding Dave G's combined prices of $944 above. What happened to the Ebay ban???
The UNCIRCULATED Piedfort
Piedfort serial number 00132