Conquerors could not do a voyage on their own; they needed a crew. These men were nothing special but they were paid with some of the findings obtained from the expedition. The rest of the findings would go to the crown and to the conqueror.
Double Eagle $20 US Coronet Liberty Head Type Gold Coin of 1900. Designed by James B Longacre, the $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle was produced from 1849 to 1907 with each coin containing just under a full ounce of gold. Coinage was authorized by the Act of March 3, 1849 and only one issue (a pattern) was made that year. That one 1849 specimen currently reside within the Smithsonian.