$20 Saint Gaudens

$20 Saint Gaudens

The U.S. Mint produced $20 Double Eagle Saint Gaudens coins between 1907 and 1933. Saint Gaudens are widely considered one of the most beautiful coins ever made. The U.S. Mint has reused elements of the design several times over the years, most notably in the $50 American Gold Eagle, which was

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The U.S. Mint produced $20 Double Eagle Saint Gaudens coins between 1907 and 1933. Saint Gaudens are widely considered one of the most beautiful coins ever made. The U.S. Mint has reused elements of the design several times over the years, most notably in the $50 American Gold Eagle, which was first minted in 1986.Mint State Gold has a comprehensive selection of $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coins for sale in our online store. Many of our products are graded Mint State (MS) by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) — two leading industry bodies whose standards are accepted everywhere. We also have ungraded coins in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) and AU (About Uncirculated) condition. Shop with confidence using this page or contact our office directly for assistance with a specific query or request.

Saint Gaudens Coin Design and Production

President Theodore Roosevelt personally recommended sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens for the task of overhauling the Double Eagle coin design in 1904. In Roosevelt’s view, U.S. currency lacked the beauty of its continental counterparts — bringing on an outside artist was part of his effort to change this.

Initially, Saint-Gaudens wanted a high-relief surface like the hand-struck coins of Ancient Greece. When this proved technically impossible to recreate on a mass scale, production moved forward with a more conventional design. The finished product featured the allegorical image of Lady Liberty on the obverse and an eagle in flight on the reverse. First released in 1907, the coin remained in use — with a few minor changes over the years — until 1933.

Why Collect Saint Gaudens Gold Coins?

Collectors prize Saint-Gaudens $20 gold coins for their beauty and historical value. A variation on the design was reintroduced in 1986, when production of gold currency began again for the first time since the discontinuation of the original Double Eagle. In 2009, to finally fulfill Saint-Gaudens’ original vision for the coin, the U.S. Mint produced an ultra-high relief version in limited numbers.

Like all gold coins produced before 1933, Saint-Gaudens are considered a collectible rather than an investment product. This gives them some advantages from a taxation and privacy standpoint. If you’re considering investing in gold as a hedge against market uncertainty, purchasing a Saint-Gaudens coin is one of the best ways to protect your privacy while doing so.

Shop Online with Mint State Gold

Buy a Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coin online with confidence at Mint State Gold. We have many fine examples in excellent condition, and back all numismatic items with a 14-day satisfaction guarantee. We also offer free and fast shipping for all items.

Want to learn more about investing in gold coins? Our Investor Resource library has articles covering everything you need to know to make an informed purchase. You can also contact our office directly to have a representative put together a custom package of products based on your budget and goals.

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