|Face Value:||20 Dollars|
|Mint:||United States Mint|
Have you ever wanted to display -- or even wear -- one of world's most beautiful gold coins? These Random Date "Jewelry Grade" $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coins are perfect for this purpose. They are also a low-premium option for owning gold bullion.
Designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens on order of President Theodore Roosevelt, the Saint-Gaudens double eagle is considered by many to be the most beautiful U.S. coins ever minted. Its design is a breathtaking portrayal of Lady Liberty and is revered by many as the artist Saint-Gaudens's best work of his career. The design was completed in 1907 just before he passed away.
Each of these coins is struck from .900 fine gold, with 0.9675 troy ounce of pure gold content by weight. Jewelry grade coins may show evidence of considerable wear, improper cleaning, polishing, or previous use in jewelry. They are frankly the cheapest way to get this historic gold coin, but they still contain the same amount of fine gold content (0.9675 troy oz) as any other double eagle.
Double Eagle Gold Coins
The double eagle came into being in 1850. This $20 denomination was the largest circulating gold coin ever minted in the United States.
One of the reasons behind the introduction of the gold double eagle was the California Gold Rush in 1849. As more and more gold was being mined on the west coast, the U.S. government was looking for a convenient way to monetize all of that precious metal.
These coins used the Liberty Head design by the former Chief Engraver of the mint, James Longacre. It was used for over 50 years. The design wasn't replaced until 1907.
Saint-Gaudens created his vision of Liberty at the behest of President Roosevelt. In addition to its dynamic style and patriotic symbolism, its original high relief and departure from tradition inspired awe from the president and other observers.
However, the high-relief design had many elements of a sculpture and lacked some of the functional aspects of a coin, such as a raised rim and fitness for mass production.
Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Design
The obverse design features Lady Liberty striding confidently towards the viewer, the rays of a rising sun behind her. She carries a torch representative of Freedom and Enlightenment in one hand, and a laurel branch representing Peace in the other. The U.S. Capitol can be seen to the left off in the distance.
The reverse shows an American bald eagle soaring high above a rising sun. The motto "In God We Trust" is inscribed along the edge of the sun. Above the eagle are inscriptions for the issuing country "United States of America" and the denomination "Twenty Dollars."
The stock photo shown is for reference only. Coin date varies and is randomly chosen from our available inventory.
Don't miss your chance to add one of these gorgeous Pre-1933 gold coins to your collection with the $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle (Jewelry Grade) - Random Dates available at Gainesville Coins!