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.
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.
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 "1911-S $20 St. Gaudens Gold Double Eagle MS63 NGC" is in sale since Tuesday, October 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Errors". The seller is "iamhockman1206" and is located in Greenville, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.