$20 Gold Saint Gaudens | 1907 – 1933 | XF “Extra Fine” | (Dates Our Choice)

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The double eagle gold Saint Gaudens is often considered the most beautiful coin ever designed. Owning double eagles is an excellent hedge against the effects of inflation.

Description

Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles
(Rare dates: 1907 High Relief, 1920-S, 1921, 1925-D, 1925-S, 1926-D, 1927-D, 1927-S, 1929, 1930-S, 1931, 1931-D, 1932; Scarce dates: 1908-S, 1909-D, 1913-S, 1922-S, 1924-D, 1924-S, 1926-S)

The Saint-Gaudens double eagle is a twenty-dollar gold coin, or double eagle, produced by the United States Mint from 1907 to 1933. The coin is named after its designer, the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who designed the obverse and reverse. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful of U.S. coins.

In 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt sought to beautify American coinage, and proposed Saint-Gaudens as an artist capable of the task. Although the sculptor had poor experiences with the Mint and its chief engraver, Charles E. Barber, Saint-Gaudens accepted Roosevelt’s call. The work was subject to considerable delays, due to Saint-Gaudens’s declining health and difficulties because of the high relief of his design. Saint-Gaudens died in 1907, after designing the eagle and double eagle, but before the designs were finalized for production.

After several versions of the design for the double eagle proved too difficult to strike, Barber modified Saint-Gaudens’s design, lowering the relief so the coin could be struck with only one blow. When the coins were finally released, they proved controversial as they lacked the words “In God We Trust”, and Congress intervened to require the motto’s use. The coin was minted, primarily for use in international trade, until 1933. The 1933 double eagle is among the most valuable of U.S. coins, with the sole example currently known to be in private hands selling in 2002 for $7,590,020.

Additional information

Year

1907 – 1933

Mint Mark

Our Choice

Denomination

$20 – Double Eagle

Metal

AU – Gold

Grade

XF – Extra Fine

Sovereign Origin

United States

Strike Type

Business

Certification Service

N/A

Precious Metal Content (troy oz)

.9675

Purity/Fineness

.900 Fine

IRA Eligible

No

Reverse Designer

Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Obverse Designer

Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Diameter

34 mm

Thickness

2.41 mm

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