1933 St. Gaudens - Gold Double Eagle
- Commonly referred to as the “Double Eagle” because of it’s beautiful design by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Minted from 1907 to 1933
- The $20 St. Gauden contains .9675 oz. of gold and is an extraordinary asset to have in your portfolio. The beauty and scarcity of this coveted asset lends to its accelerated appreciation and buoyancy during volatile markets.
|Weight:||1.000 troy oz (31.103 grams)|
|Diameter:||1.598 inches oz (40.60 mm)|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||West Point|
1933 St. Gaudens - Gold Double Eagle Coin Details
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. The coin was minted primarily for use in international trade, until 1933. The 1933 double eagle is among the most valuable of U.S. coins, with the sole example currently known to be in private hands selling in 2002 for $7,590,020.
The $20 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle is considered as the most beautiful coin minted in the U.S., and has withstood the test of time. The $20 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle gold coins were minted at Philadelphia (1907-1933), Denver (1908-1931) and San Francisco (1908-1930).
These coins were made on the insistence of President Theodore Roosevelt, who felt that even America should have coins with beautiful designs. It was for this reason that Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America’s greatest sculptors, was commissioned to create and design a gold coin with the highest denomination of that time.
The $20 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle was the first US minted gold coin to use Roman numerals. This feature is present only in the early 1907 gold coins. After 1907, Arabic numbers were used on US coins.
The obverse (front) design shows a female figure of Liberty, who also represents victory. On the coin, Liberty holds a torch in one hand, representing enlightenment; an olive branch in the other, a symbol of peace. She strides across a rocky outcrop; behind her are the United States Capitol and the rays of the sun. The figure is surrounded by 46 stars, one for each of the states in 1907.
The reverse (back) designfeatures a side view of a flying eagle, seen slightly from below, with a rising sun and its rays behind it, complementing the obverse design. The edge bears the lettering "E Pluribus Unum".