This coin has been graded by NGC as MS 63. Actual Metal Content: 0.9675 ounces. Weight: 33.4400 gram or 1.1795613 ounces.The obverse of this coin depicts. Lady Liberty striding in front of the sun's rays at the dawn of a new day. The reverse of the coin features a majestic bald eagle in flight with "United States of America" and "Twenty Dollars" above.
This coin is from my own personal collection. Please see pictures for details and condition of coin, and please ask questions if you have them. A word on the Saint-Gaudens double eagle coin - Wikipedia. The Saint-Gaudens double eagle coin is a twenty-dollar gold coin, or double eagle, produced by the United States Mint from 1907 to 1933.The coin is named after its designer, the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who designed the obverse and reverse. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful of U. In 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt sought to beautify American coinage, and proposed Saint-Gaudens as an artist capable of the task. Although the sculptor had poor experiences with the Mint and its chief engraver, Charles E.
Barber, Saint-Gaudens accepted Roosevelt's call. The work was subject to considerable delays, due to Saint-Gaudens's declining health and difficulties because of the high relief of his design. Saint-Gaudens died in 1907, after designing the eagle and double eagle, but before the designs were finalized for production. After several versions of the design for the double eagle proved too difficult to strike, Barber modified Saint-Gaudens's design, lowering the relief so the coin could be struck with only one blow. When the coins were finally released, they proved controversial as they lacked the words "In God We Trust", and Congress intervened to require the motto's use.
The coin was minted, primarily for use in international trade, until 1933. The 1933 double eagle is among the most valuable of U. The item "1908 $20 St.Gaudens Gold Double Eagle No Motto NGC MS 63" is in sale since Tuesday, February 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Gold (Pre-1933)\$20, Double Eagle". The seller is "weenuffie" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.