The Augustus Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle is one of the most valued numismatic pieces among collectors of American coinage. Minted from 1907 to 1933, this stunning gold coin remains uncirculated, making it a rare and valuable addition to any gold and silver coin portfolio.
This pre-1933 Gold coin features a rare combination of aesthetic beauty and historical significance. Add this $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle to your collection.
The Rare Value of Pre-1933 Gold Coins
Most gold coins predating 1933 are extremely limited in supply. Although many of these same coins were in common circulation prior to that year, the Great Depression changed the status of these coins. This was the year that President Franklin Roosevelt prohibited Americans from holding monetary Gold. As a result, millions of coins were returned to the US Treasury where they were melted down and converted into Gold bullion bars.
Gold coins that survived this period in monetary history exist in rare quantities. And this is why pre-1933 coins are sought after and highly valued among numismatic collectors. In addition to the beauty of their design, these coins also represent a significant period in American history. The aesthetic, historical, and monetary value of these rare coins will add considerable diversity and value to any investment or collection.
Changes in the $20 Gold Coin Design
The $20 Gold Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle saw several design changes during its years of production. The series issued from 1907-1908 was not engraved with the motto “In God We Trust.” This was a later addition. Also, the number of stars adorning Lady Liberty changed from 46 to 48 in 1912 when New Mexico and Arizona were named states in the Union.
The dates on these coins may depend on the available inventory; coins are subject to our choosing. The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle was designed in 1907 at the personal request of President Theodore Roosevelt, who held high aesthetic standards in the design of American coinage.