1911 S $20 SAINT GAUDENS GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 65

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1911 S $20 SAINT GAUDENS GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 65
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The Saint-Gaudens double eagle is a twenty-dollar gold coin, or double eagle, produced by the United States Mint from 1907 to 1933. The coin is named after its designer, the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who designed the obverse and reverse. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful of U.S. coins. Saint-Gaudens produced not only $20 St. Gaudens Double Eagle but also the beautiful Indian Head design, which superseded the Liberty-head design on $10, $5, and $2.50 gold coins. Indian Head coins and St. Gaudens were minted until President Franklin Roosevelt called in gold in 1933.

The obverse (front) depicts Liberty holding a staff and olive branch as she walks from the sun. The date appears to the viewer's right of Liberty (the date appeared in Roman numerals "MCMVII" on a portion of the coins minted in 1907.) The word 'LIBERTY' arcs above her. Stars representing the number of states in the union (46 from 1907-11 and 48 from 1912-33) curve around the rim. This depiction of Liberty was so acclaimed the Mint chose to use this same design when it created the modern American Eagle coins. The reverse (back) of the $20 St. Gaudens gold coin features a bald eagle gliding across the sun. The words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "TWENTY DOLLARS" span across the top of the coin. Although it was initially omitted from coins minted in 1907 and the first half of 1908 (see below,) the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST" lies underneath the eagle.

Product Specifications

SKU USGLD20ST65
Designer Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Weight 33.436 grams (.9675 toz of gold)
Composition .900 Gold, .100 Copper
Dimensions 34.0 mm

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