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$20 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle

$20 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle

  • 1907 $20 Saint PCGS Secure PCGS Plus Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS64+
    1907 $20 Saint PCGS Secure PCGS Plus Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS64+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 519059003

    1907 $20 Saint PCGS Secure PCGS Plus Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS64+

    $4,320.00
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  • 1907 $20 Saint PCGS Secure Plus Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS63+
    1907 $20 Saint PCGS Secure Plus Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS63+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 765830013

    1907 $20 Saint PCGS Secure Plus Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS63+

    $3,960.00
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  • 1908 $20 NO MOTTO Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS66
    1908 $20 NO MOTTO Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766128008

    1908 $20 NO MOTTO Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS66

    $3,780.00
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  • 1908 NM $20 Wells Fargo Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS65
    1908 NM $20 Wells Fargo Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 767470004

    1908 NM $20 Wells Fargo Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS65

    $3,264.00
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  • 1908-D $20 NO MOTTO Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS65
    1908-D $20 NO MOTTO Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758091176

    1908-D $20 NO MOTTO Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS65

    $8,567.50
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  • 1908-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC AU55
    1908-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 765816026

    1908-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC AU55

    $7,475.00
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  • 1909-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS66
    1909-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 768930012

    1909-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS66

    $24,862.50
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  • 1909-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS65
    1909-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766979025

    1909-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS65

    $6,037.50
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  • 1910 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle CACG MS62
    1910 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle CACG MS62
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 572033062

    1910 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle CACG MS62

    $3,100.00
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  • 1910 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS62
    1910 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS62
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 505320061

    1910 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS62

    $3,106.25
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  • 1910 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS65
    1910 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766125021

    1910 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS65

    $9,890.00
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  • 1910-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS64
    1910-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759930017

    1910-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS64

    $4,500.00
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  • 1911-D $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS62
    1911-D $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS62
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 765456058

    1911-D $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS62

    $3,106.25
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  • 1911-D $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS65+
    1911-D $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS65+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 762287010

    1911-D $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS65+

    $5,100.00
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  • 1911-D $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS62
    1911-D $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS62
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 763311009

    1911-D $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS62

    $3,106.25
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  • 1911-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS62
    1911-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS62
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 173708003

    1911-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS62

    $3,106.25
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  • 1912 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS64
    1912 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 518814343

    1912 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS64

    $6,900.00
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  • 1914-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS63
    1914-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS63
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 517664085

    1914-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS63

    $3,030.00
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  • 1914-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS63
    1914-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS63
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 571608031

    1914-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS63

    $3,030.00
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  • 1915-S $20 CAC Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS65
    1915-S $20 CAC Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766860049

    1915-S $20 CAC Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS65

    $5,160.00
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  • 1915-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS66
    1915-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759917042

    1915-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS66

    $9,602.50
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  • 1916-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS64
    1916-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 768219019

    1916-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS64

    $3,720.00
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  • 1920 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS62
    1920 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS62
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 571567005

    1920 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS62

    $3,012.00
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  • 1922 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS64+
    1922 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS64+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766215057

    1922 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS64+

    $3,120.00
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  • 1922 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS64+
    1922 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS64+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 571879038

    1922 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS64+

    $3,120.00
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  • 1923-D $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS65
    1923-D $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766487054

    1923-D $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS65

    $4,380.00
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  • 1924 $20 Saint CAC Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS66
    1924 $20 Saint CAC Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 571677008

    1924 $20 Saint CAC Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS66

    $5,700.00
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  • 1924 $20 Saint CAC Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS65
    1924 $20 Saint CAC Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766038001

    1924 $20 Saint CAC Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS65

    $3,840.00
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  • 1924 $20 Saint Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS67
    1924 $20 Saint Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759878041

    1924 $20 Saint Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS67

    $10,637.50
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  • 1926 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle CACG MS62
    1926 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle CACG MS62
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 171425304

    1926 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle CACG MS62

    $3,037.50
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  • 1926 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS65
    1926 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 571963079

    1926 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS65

    $3,300.00
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  • 1926 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS66
    1926 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 519053007

    1926 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS66

    $5,750.00
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  • 1926-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS64
    1926-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 769210020

    1926-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS64

    $11,200.00
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  • 1927 $20 CAC Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS63
    1927 $20 CAC Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS63
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 765776005

    1927 $20 CAC Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS63

    $3,030.00
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  • 1927 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle CACG MS62
    1927 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle CACG MS62
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 571878029

    1927 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle CACG MS62

    $3,037.50
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  • 1928 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS67
    1928 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 762422038

    1928 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS67

    $15,120.00
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$20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle

The assassination of President William McKinley in 1901, allowed Teddy Roosevelt to become the next president. Roosevelt finished McKinley’s term and in 1904 he ran for President for the first time. Roosevelt, unlike McKinley, sought to leave his imprint on America. He had a long list of priorities. One of those priorities was to change America’s Gold coinage. Roosevelt believed that the impressive high-relief ancient gold coins of Greece and Rome were the pinnacle of numismatic beauty and style. The current American Liberty Head Gold Coin series, created by James B. Longacre, was dull, boring, and unimaginative. Although these coins were the “commerce of the day” they still should represent America and portray our nation’s beauty and majesty.

There were five coins whose designs could be changed without Congressional approval. These were the one cent coin, and the four currently minted gold coins: $2.50 Quarter Eagle, $5.00 Half Eagle, $10.00 Eagle, and the $20.00 Double Eagle.

Unlike all of his predecessors’ busts of Miss Liberty, Saint-Gaudens created a Miss Liberty with a sense of motion. A standing full-body Miss Liberty directly faced the viewer. In her right hand she held the torch of Liberty and in her left hand an olive branch. She is wearing a flowing gown, standing with one leg upon a rock. In the distance, the city of Washington DC can be seen as evidenced by the US Capitol Building. Rays emanate from the sun that is behind Miss Liberty and above her is the motto “LIBERTY.” There are 46 six-pointed stars around the periphery, representing each state in 1907. The date is represented in Roman Numerals.

The reverse had a majestic American eagle in flight. Above her were the legends “UNITED STATES IF ANERICA” and the denomination, “TWENTY DOLLARS.” As the eagle is in flight, she is illuminated by the rays of the sun.

Both the figure of Miss Liberty and the American eagle were designed and struck in Ultra High Relief. As majestic as it made those coins, they were imperfect for commerce. They could not stack or be struck easily due to the extremely high relief. The mintage numbers of these Ultra High Relief coins are extremely small and unknown. The few surviving coins that embody Saint-Gaudens’ actual vision are considered Patterns they are so rare. The motto “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and stars surround the edge.

The relief was lowered as a response to the complaints from merchants and from the Mint employees. Even these coins pleased Roosevelt and Saint-Gaudens, but they were truly impractical for business usage, so a significantly lower relief coin was finally designed.

The final version of the commercial product not only had the relief significantly lowered but also had the date changed to Arabic Numerals. Some 361,667 coins were minted in 1907. In 1908, coins were struck at both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints striking 4,271,551 coins and 663,750 coins, respectively.

In 1908 a debate arose as whether to add the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” to the Double Eagle or not. President Roosevelt was steadfastly against it. Roosevelt had specifically requested Saint-Gaudens not to put the motto on the new coins as he felt it was a debasement of the Deity’s name. Saint-Gaudens happily omitted the motto as he felt the words detracted from the design elements. 

The public, on the other hand, raised an enormous outcry about the omission of the motto, and it forced Congress to order the motto to appear. Charles E. Barber, the Chief Engraver of the US Mint did not like coin designs from outsiders, so he happily modified the coin to include the motto. The motto was added in one arc between the sun and its rays on the reverse of the coin. All subsequent coins would carry the motto until the end of the US Gold coinage series occurred in 1933.

Although the mintages of many of these dates were significantly high, many were not released to the public from the Mint and subsequently they were melted under President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order to recall the majority of our gold coins and return them to the Mint for exchange and then melting. The obverse design was reused on the 1986 American Eagle Gold Bullion coin and subsequent years.

The 1933 coin holds a special allure. It was believed that all 445,500 coins were melted in 1933 and no coins were legally issued. The Secret Service has confiscated coins over the years. Two of the coins were sent directly to the Smithsonian before the rest were melted. But it is believed that some 10-20 coins were received from the Mint, legally or illegally. One coin was in the possession of King Farouk of Egypt. After the King’s death the coin remained underground until it surfaced in NY in the 1990s. After much legal wrangling, the proceeds of nearly $7.6 million dollars were split between the Treasury Department and the public owners. Ten specimens were submitted to the Mint by the heirs of a Philadelphia jeweler who claimed to have received them legally in 1933 before Roosevelt’s order. The Mint authenticated the coins but refused to return them. The case went as high as the US Supreme Court, who refused to hear the case. The Mint now owns those specimens as well.

The St. Gaudens $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin was produced from 1907 through 1933. President Roosevelt began his idea to beautify American coinage around 1904 and selected Augustus Saint-Gaudens as the artist. Roosevelt was a huge admirer of ancient Greek coins, especially those of high-relief designs and saw an opportunity to further his cause. He felt Augustus Saint-Gaudens was the most capable of the task. Even though Augustus Saint-Gaudens had a poor relationship with the Mint and its chief engraver, Charles E. Barber, Saint-Gaudens accepted the challenge. The work continued through considerable delays, due to Saint-Gaudens’s declining health and difficulties with his high relief design. Sadly, Saint-Gaudens died in 1907, after completing his design of the gold eagle and gold double eagle, but before the designs went to production. He never saw his coins in circulation.

The first years of production, 1907 and 1908 the coins lacked the words “In God We Trust”, (No Motto), and Congress intervened to require the motto’s use, (Motto). The coin was minted primarily for use in international trade until 1933.

Some Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle facts:

  • Since the $20 gold double eagle coin had twice the value of the $10 gold eagle, these coins were designated “double eagles“. The first double eagle was minted in 1849, coinciding with the California Gold Rush.
  • Measuring 34 mm in diameter, the coins weigh 33.436 grams each and consist of 90% gold and 10% copper. The Double Eagle contains .9675 ounce of gold.
  • The mint mark is located on the reverse, just above the date. “D” is for the Denver Mint, while an “S” indicates production at the San Francisco Mint. The other facility to produce these coins, Philadelphia, did not use a mint mark.

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