Additional Information and Historical Significance:
The $20 Gold Saint Gaudens (also known as the “Double Eagle” or “$20 Saint”) was first introduced in 1907 to replace the $20 Gold Liberty Head series, and was minted continuously until 1933. Designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the $20 Gold Saint Gaudens is considered to be the most beautiful coin ever struck by the U.S. Mint and Augustus Saint Gaudens’ greatest designs.
The concept for the $20 Gold Saint Gaudens was born in 1905 while President Roosevelt was touring the Smithsonian Institute. Roosevelt was awestruck at the beauty of the ancient Greek coinage on display and wondered why America, by then one of the most powerful nations on earth, minted such “bland” coinage. Compared to Greek coinage, Roosevelt felt that our nation's coins were "artistically of atrocious hideousness." It was the beauty of the classic Greek coins that convinced Roosevelt to that he needed to launch a new design for all U.S. coins. Roosevelt selected Augustus Saint Gaudens to redesign American coinage, and from this, the $20 Gold Saint Gaudens was born.
The $20 Gold Saint Gaudens is considered to be the most beautiful U.S. coin ever struck and has been heralded by investors and collectors for decades as the King of all U.S. coins. The $20 Gold Saint Gaudens is perhaps the most heavily traded of the Per-1933 gold coins and continues to be in high demand by investors and collectors throughout the world. Many investors select certified Pre-1933 U.S. Gold coins over modern gold bullion due to the historical significance and collectability of the coins. Historically, certified pre-1933 U.S. Gold coins retain their value better when the spot price of gold falls and appreciates in value when the spot price of gold rises. Certified Pre-1933 U.S. Gold coins are a great way to invest in the gold market and the collectibles market, with a single product.
The obverse portrays a striding Liberty, in the dawn of a new day, clutching a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. The U.S. Capitol building is seen in the background to the lower left. head of Miss Liberty adorned with a full Indian war bonnet with 13 stars overhead. The reverse depicts an American bald eagle in flight above the rays of the sun.
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