Photos in this listing may or may not be stock photos. The photos are meant to be an indication of the product you will receive. Graded MS-66+ by NGC and encapsulated to protect and guarantee the coin's exceptional condition.
With a Population of 71 coins at this grade level with 63 graded higher. Obverse: Shows Lady Liberty striding in front of the sun's rays with a fiery torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. Reverse: Features a majestic bald eagle in flight with United States of America and Twenty Dollars above. Display your Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle in style by adding an attractive display box.
Gaudens Gold Double Eagle to your cart today! This coin was originally designed as a high relief and looked more like a medal, but was lowered for a number of reasons namely because they did not stack well and because they had to be struck multiple times which wore out the dies quicker than normal.
Due to this fact Saint-Gaudens had to redesign the coin which he decided to reduce to the size of a checker. However, once he found out that the consent of Congress was required to change a coins diameter he lowered the relief so that these coins could be easily stacked and struck.1907 Saints and some 1908 Saints do not bear the motto In God We Trust as it was not required by law to use this motto on coinage. President Roosevelt even defended Saint-Gaudens' omission by stating that it was a profane use of God's name. 1,359 Item as described. Rec'd item, looking forward to doing business with again. The item "1927 $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle MS-66+ NGC SKU#175323" is in sale since Thursday, March 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Gold (Pre-1933)\$20, Double Eagle". The seller is "apmex" and is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped worldwide.