A border was added for a more consistent edge, as well as the new year of 2009 is shown in roman numerals. Augustus Saint-Gaudens was born in Ireland in 1848, but his family immigrated to the United States when he was only six months old. The arts attracted his attention at an early age, and his training included apprenticeships, classes, as well as study abroad in Europe. Upon his return to the U.He became quite well known for his statues relating to the Civil War, many of which are still standing today. His additional interest in numismatics would serve him well when President Theodore Roosevelt chose him to help redesign the coinage of the country. They both felt that the coins of the United States needed to be beautiful to showcase to the world the countries' preeminence. A statuesque Liberty adorns the obverse, striding powerfully, as she is leading the way with a torch in her front hand and an olive branch in her back hand. The United States Capitol dome can be seen in the background.
"Liberty", "MMIX", and 50 stars (one for each state) are also shown. The reverse depicts a sunrise with a young eagle flying across it. The words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", "TWENTY DOLLARS" and "IN GOD WE TRUST" are also included.
The motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM" is on the edge, with the letters separated by stars. Ultra High Relief Coin Specifications. Weight: one troy ounce (31.1035 grams). Issue Date: 22 January 2009. The item "2009 Ultra High Relief (UHR) Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin Saint Gaudens COMPLETE" is in sale since Thursday, January 05, 2017.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Gold\Coins". The seller is "magerlee" and is located in Fairforest, South Carolina.
This item can be shipped to United States. Mint