There is little debate that the $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle is the most iconic coin in American history. When President Theodore Roosevelt wanted to revive gold coin design in America, he turned to Augustus Saint-Gaudens to get the job done. The Pre-33 $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle Coin is now available to you for purchase online from Wall Street Metals.
- Individual coins ship in plastic flips, multiples of 10 – 20 ship in tubes.
- Available from 1908 to 1933.
- Contains .9675 Troy oz of actual gold content in AU condition.
- Issued a face value of $20 (USD) by the United States.
- Obverse features Saint-Gaudens iconic Liberty design.
- Reverse bears the image of the American bald eagle in flight.
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 Lady Liberty depiction features Liberty walking forward out of the setting sun. The torch held aloft in her right hand provides a guiding light for the nation, while the oak and olive branches in her left hand represent civic success and a desire for peace.
On the obverse side of the $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle is the image of Lady Liberty. Her depiction is surrounded by stars representing each of the states in the US. When the coin was first released in 1907, there were just 46 stars around her. In 1912, two more stars were added to represent the addition of New Mexico and Arizona to the Union.
The reverse side of the coin depicts a bald eagle, wings spread wide, as it soars over the setting sun. The rays of the sun stretch out toward the coins edge, while the engraving In God We Trust is visible along the suns edge, and United States of America, Twenty Dollars is engraved above.
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.
Responsible for a handful of American coin designs, Saint-Gaudens also responded with impressive designs for the Indian Head $10 Eagle in addition to the famous $20 Gold Double Eagle.