Please note that these coins are in VF condition and will be from years of our choice, all 1907-1933.
If there is one coin that has changed the course of American coining history, it is undoubtedly the Gold Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle coin. Originally created in 1907 and available for more than a quarter of a century, it was the last great gold coin released by the United States Mint for circulation in the American economy. Today, the $20 Gold Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Coin is available on Silver.com while supplies last.
- Available from 1907 to 1933.
- Designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Consists of .9675 Troy ounces of .900 fine gold.
- Face value of $20 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Obverse bears the image of Lady Liberty.
- Reverse includes the image of a bald eagle soaring over the sun.
- Coin in Very Fine condition.
Each of the $20 Gold Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle coin in this Silver.com listing earned a Very Fine grade. Coins with a VF condition often fall near 20 on the Sheldon scale of grading, which ranges from 0 to 70, with 70 representing a perfect specimen. All of the major details of the coin are clear and visible, though a moderate amount of wear is visible on the coin’s high points.
The $20 Gold Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle is the most iconic coin in American history. President Theodore Roosevelt launched an initiative to reform American gold coin design, and reached out first to Irish-American artist and engraver Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1905 to complete a new design.
Saint-Gaudens’ image of Liberty depicts her in full-figure as she walks forward from the national capital holding her torch aloft. Visible in the design is the US Capitol Building at Liberty’s feet, with 48 stars surrounding Liberty’s image. When Saint-Gaudens designed this coin originally, it included only 46 stars, but in 1912 the addition of Arizona and New Mexico to the Union required the addition of two stars to the design.
On the reverse of all $20 Gold Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Coins is an American bald eagle soaring above the rays of the sun, with the words “United States of America” engraved above it, along with the face value of the coin.
The United States Mint struck the $20 Gold Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle coin between 1907 and 1933. The Denver and San Francisco Mints struck these coins with “D” and “S” mint marks, respectively, while Philadelphia Mint specimens had no mint mark.
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