The Gold Double Eagle coin was first issued by the United States Mint in 1849, with regular production taking place from 1850 to 1933. Two men created the designs for this coin over the course of more than 80 years in circulation. The second design was available from Augustus Saint-Gaudens and featured on the coins from 1907 to 1933. Today, Pre-33 $20 Gold Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Coins are available to you online at Silver.com with certification.
- Ships to you housed within the protective plastic slab of the NGC or PCGS!
- Available from 1907 to 1933!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of .9675 Troy ounces of actual gold content.
- The face value of $20 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Grade Mint State 66 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation or Professional Coin Grading Service.
- The obverse face of the coins features Saint-Gaudens’ iconic Liberty design.
- On the reverse side of the coin is an American bald eagle flying over the sun on the horizon.
An Act of Congress in 1792 established the first-ever gold coins from the US along with the United States Mint. The Eagle, Half Eagle, and Quarter Eagle went into production then, with the Double Eagle available following the California Gold Rush from 1849 onward. The Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle is so-called because of its designer.
Irish-American artist and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens was commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt to begin redesigning American coinage. Saint-Gaudens created a new design for the Double Eagle which was available from 1907 to 1933 when the US halted the production of gold coinage.
All Pre-33 $20 Gold Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Coins in this listing come with a protective plastic slab and earned a grade of Mint State 66. Coins in MS66 condition have no more than three or four noticeable contact marks, a few light hairlines visible under magnification only, and one or two light scuff marks.
On the obverse of Pre-33 $20 Gold Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle coins is Lady Liberty. Her full figure is depicted with free-flowing hair and a torch in her right hand as she walks forward from the nation’s capital. The reverse includes an American bald eagle flying over the sun as it peeks over the horizon in the background.
Pre-33 $20 Gold Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Coins from 1907 lack the national motto of “In God We Trust” and have date marks in Roman numerals. Coins from early 1908 have Arabic numerals for the date mark and no motto, with 46 stars around Liberty. Coins from late 1908 onward have Arabic numerals, the national motto, and 46 stars until 1912, when Arizona and New Mexico entered the Union and 2 stars were added.
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