$20 Double Eagles (Saint Gaudens 1907-1933)
Saint Gaudens $20 Double Eagles - Often considered the most beautifully designed coin the U.S. Mint has ever released, the Saint Gaudens Double Eagle appeals to both collectors and investors. These coins were the circulating Gold Double Eagles at the time until, during the height of the Great Depression in 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt prohibited American citizens from holding monetary Gold. He ordered all Gold coins be returned to the U.S. Treasury, where millions were melted into Gold and then cast into Gold bars.
Originally commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt, the obverse features Lady Liberty striding in front of the sun's rays at the dawn of a new day. Her right hand holds aloft a torch, and in her left is an olive branch. The United States Capitol is visible in the lower left of the background, and stars representing the number of states in the Union run along the coin’s border. The reverse depicts an American eagle soaring above a blazing sun.
This iconic design has created for itself a special place in the hearts of Americans as a piece of history that you can hold in your hand. The coins issued from 1907-1908 do not include the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” while the coins released from 1908-1933 display the addition of the motto. Also, in 1912 the number of stars surrounding Lady Liberty on the obverse changed from 46 to 48 in reflection of New Mexico and Arizona becoming states. APMEX makes it easy to build a collection of these highly sought after Pre-1933 U.S. Gold coins.
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