Customers: Please take note that these coins are in Almost Uncirculated condition and will be from years of our choice, all ranging 1907-1933 based on our current inventory selection.
The original $20 Gold Double Eagle was designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907 and 1908, and struck through 1933 when the federal government ended gold coin production in the depths of the Great Depression. Today, a few specimens remain from the golden age of American coinage, and one specimen is available to you online at Silver.com in the form of the Pre-33 $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle Coin.
- Individual coins ship in plastic flips, multiples of 10 – 20 ship in tubes.
- Available from 1907 to 1933.
- Consists of .9675 Troy ounces of actual gold content in AU condition.
- Face value of $20 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Obverse features Saint-Gaudens’ iconic Liberty design.
- Reverse bears the image of the American bald eagle in flight.
President Theodore Roosevelt summoned Augustus Saint-Gaudens to a meeting in 1905 to ask the Irish-born artist and sculptor to help lead a renaissance in American coinage. Saint-Gaudens responded with impressive designs for the Indian Head $10 Eagle and the famous $20 Gold Double Eagle.
The depiction of Lady Liberty that Saint-Gaudens developed and refined in 1907-1908 first appeared on the $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle between 1907 and 1933. Though his original design was meant to be captured on a high-relief striking, the US Mint did not possess that technology in the early 20th century.
Each of the Pre-33 $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle coins in this listing is in Almost Uncirculated condition. AU coins have only a slight amount of wear visible on the surface, and have a Sheldon numeric scale grading anywhere between 50 and 58.
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.
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