1907 - 1933 $20 St. Gaudens Double Eagle Gold Coin

 

 

 

The $20 gold piece designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens is considered to be the most beautiful United States coin. The first coins issued were 11,250 high relief pieces struck for general circulation. The relief is much higher than later issues and the date 1907 is in Roman numerals. A few of the proof coins were made using the lettered edge collar from the extremely high relief version. These can be distinguished by pronounced bottom left serif on the N in `UNUM, and other minor differences. High relief proofs are trial or experimental pieces. Flat-relief double eagles were issued later in 1907 with Arabic numerals, and continued through 1933. Liberty's skirt shows two folds on the side of her right leg; the Capitol building in the background at the left is very small; the sun, on the reverse side, has 14 rays, as opposed to the regular high relief coins that only have 13 rays extending from the sun

Specifications
 Gold  90%
 Copper  10%
 Gold Content  .96750 OZ
 Designer  Augustus Saint-Gaudens
 Diameter  34 millimeters