Customers: Please note that these coins are either PCGS or NGC graded as MS62 condition and will be from years of our choice, all 1907-1933 and based on our inventory at the time you place your order.
The $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle coin was first released in 1907 as a part of President Theodore Roosevelt’s campaign to redesign the currency of the time. Its mintage period spanned over two decades until 1933, when, coincidentally enough, President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the cessation of all gold currency. It would be the last gold coin of this particular denomination ever produced.
All of the Saint Gaudens Double Eagles featured in this collection have been certified by either the NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) or the PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) with a grade of MS62 and also contain a total of .9675 oz of pure gold. Coin’s assigned an MS62 grade possess an acceptable appearance despite visible scuffing due to small contact marks and hairline scratches. In order to hinder any further deterioration, each coin has remained in its sealed NGC or PGCS certified plastic slab.
The artwork seen on this Double Eagle was created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and is considered by many to be one of the US Mint’s most memorable designs. On the coin’s obverse is Lady Liberty who is garbed in a classical toga. In her hands she holds a torch and an olive branch to symbolize enlightenment and peace respectively. She stands majestically atop a mountain that overlooks the Capitol building. The backdrop behind her is illuminated with beams of sunlight. As a final touch, Saint-Gaudens encircles his masterpiece with a series of 46 stars in honor of every state at the time of the coin’s design.
On the coin’s reverse is a bald eagle soaring through the sky. The beacons of light seen behind it mimic those originally featured behind Liberty on the front of the coin. Inscribed in an arched heading above our national bird is the name of our country, along with the coin’s denomination. Lastly, depending on the year of the coin, the words “In God We Trust” may be present at the bottom. However, this will only occur on coins minted after 1908.
The $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Coin is as rich in historical significance as it is in artistry making it highly collectible. If you would like to learn more about this coin, please call us at 888-989-7223. Our staff is also happy to respond to inquiries through live chat or emails. For a full list of the $20 Saint Gaudens Gold Double Eagle coins we offer, be sure to view our Pre-1933 US Mint Gold Coins.