|Face Value:||20 Dollars|
|Mint:||United States Mint|
The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle was the last $20 gold piece design in U.S. coinage, and is considered by many to be the most beautiful coin ever produced in America. Gainesville Coins offers raw Random Date Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles in XF (extremely fine) condition at very competitive prices.
These common date coins have not been professionally graded, but rather have been sorted "by eye" into their respective categories. (Stock photo is for reference only.)
President Theodore Roosevelt was the "godfather" of this gorgeous coin, when he personally commissioned famed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to rejuvenate the "moribund" coinage of the United States. After much resistance from the Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint, Charles Barber, and several revisions to his original high-relief design, the Saint-Gaudens double eagle gold coin began production in 1907.
The design features a confident Lady Liberty striding toward the viewer, the olive branch of Peace in one hand, and the torch of Freedom in the other. Behind her are the rays of a new day breaking over the mountains and over the U.S. Capitol in the background. The reverse features an American Bald Eagle in flight, high above a dawning sun. The motto "In God We Trust" was added in 1908 after public outcry over its exclusion. The face value of Twenty Dollars and the legend "United States of America" appear above the soaring eagle.