These Common Date $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Coins are graded MS65 by either PCGS or NGC. Pre-1933 US gold coins like these were intended for use as circulating coins. They were made from 90% gold to improve their durability during circulation. These coins are 34 mm in diameter and 2.41 mm thick.
Considered the most beautiful coins ever produced by the U.S. Mint, these coins feature the designs of Augustus Saint-Gaudens for both the obverse and the reverse. The obverse is a stunning full-frontal portrait of Lady Liberty as the sun's rays shine behind her. In her left hand she holds high a torch, while in her right she carries an olive branch. The year is located next to her right foot. A rim of 46 stars, one for each state in the Union at the time, frames the portrait and the word "Liberty" is at the top. The reverse shows an eagle flying through the rays of the rising sun. The top of the coin proclaims "United States of America Twenty Dollars" above the eagle.
Commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt, these coins were minted from 1907 until 1933 when President Franklin Roosevelt order production of gold circulation coins stopped. The $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagles are the second version of the gold double eagle coins. The originals were designed by James Longacre and produced beginning in 1850. The design changed several times but the Saint-Gaudens is still considered the most beautiful of the designs.
These $20 Saint-Gaudens gold double eagles from Gainesville Coins are graded MS65 from either the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) or the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS).
Stock photograph only. The date and/or Grading Service (NGC OR PCGS) of the coin you will receive is selected by the staff at Gainesville Coins, and will vary depending on available stock. All coins in stock are MS65.