Saint Gaudens Double Eagle Gold Coins

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The Saint Gaudens Gold Coins

Another famous and iconic US Gold Coin design among Pre-1933 Gold Coins is without a doubt the Saint Gaudens Gold Coin. This design was created back in 1907 to be struck on the 20 dollar gold coin and is often referred to as the Saint Gaudens Double Eagle due to its face value and the name of its creator. The St Gaudens Gold coin has been minted by the US Mint prior to 1933 and was originally designed by Augustus-Saint-Gaudens, the famous American sculptor commissioned by the President Theodore Roosevelt to redesign the US coinage.

This historical coin quickly became popular and inspired the design of several other coins, like the American Gold Eagle. The St. Gaudens Double Eagle coin was produced during 1907 and 1916, because of WWI, and then re-released during 1920 and 1933, during a period of time when U.S. citizens were obligated to return their gold coins to the treasury. Yet, some of these rare collectibles remained, even though most of these St Gaudens Gold Coins have been previously confiscated by the United States Secret Services.

One particular Saint Gaudens Gold Coin was legalized and sold for $6.6 million, summing up with the additional fees to a total price of $7,590,000, being the world’s highest priced coin. St. Gaudens Double Eagles produced in 1933 have never been released in circulation, the discovery of 10 pieces of these extremely rare coins in 2003 lead to a series of controversies and trials. These coins’ value today is estimated to be at $80 million. All the Doubles Eagles contain approximately 90% of gold, but their gold content isn’t the main reason why they are desired by collectors and investors. Their value is based on their history and rarity, as well as on their gorgeous design.

The Design of Saint Gaudens Gold Coins

At first, Roosevelt requested for an exclusive delicate high relief design inspired by ancient Greek coinage. Based on this request, Saint-Gaudens created the first version of the Saint Gaudens Coin design that was used to strike only 24 pieces, because it required about 9 strokes to create one single coin. This St Gaudens 20 dollar gold coin is a very rare 1907 coin edition commonly known as the “extra high relief” of “ultra high relief” Saint Gaudens Gold Coin.

The inscription “In God We Trust” was also missing on the coins’ surface, which lead to public outcry.

The second edition released about 12,000 coins with a lower relief design, but since there were also too hard to cast, requiring five press strokes, this coin edition was abandoned for the third version. The last coin release featured an extremely low relief crafted by Charles Barber. Many investors and collectors consider this coin to be the most beautiful US coin of all time. The obverse side of the St. Gaudens Double Eagle features the image of Lady Liberty striding forward with an olive branch in one of her hands and a touch in the another one. The Capitol building is engraved behind her. Along with the Lady Liberty image, the obverse side of the coins also depicted the states' stars around the border. For the editions from 1907 to 1911 there were 46 stars, and for the St Gaudens minted during 1912 and 1933, two more stars were included. The reverse side of the Double Eagle represented the flying eagle with sun rays shining behind him.

Begin your Pre 1933 Gold Coin collection by owning one of these remarkable Saint Gaudens Gold Coins for sale. Because these coins are no longer in circulation, their availability is limited, and they may be sold out quickly. So if you want to own this extremely rare piece of the US Gold Coinage, pick your St Gaudens Gold Coin now!

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