20 Dollars "Saint-Gaudens - Double Eagle" with motto

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1908-1933
Value 2 Eagles = 20 Dollars (20 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 33.43 g
Diameter 34.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 23126
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References KM# 131
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.

Obverse

Standing Liberty with torch and olive branch

Lettering:
LIBERTY
1911

Engraver: Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Augustus Saint-Gaudens was an American sculptor of the Beaux-Arts generation who most embodied the ideals of the "American Renaissance".

Reverse

Eagle flying left over rays from the sun.

Lettering:
UNITED·STATES·OF·AMERICA
TWENTY·DOLLARS
IN·GOD·WE·TRUST

Engraver: Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Augustus Saint-Gaudens was an American sculptor of the Beaux-Arts generation who most embodied the ideals of the "American Renaissance".

Edge

Lettering in relief between vertical lines and stars

Lettering: E*|PLURIBUS*|UNUM*|

Translation: OUT OF MANY, ONE

Mints

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
D United States Mint, Denver, United States (1906-date)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

The 1933 Double Eagle:
445,500 specimens minted:
- 445,487 melted by executive order 6102 of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (intent was to melt all but two)
- 12 held by US Government (10 of which were improperly removed from government holdings by Israel Switt and then recovered from his descendants, the Langbords)
- 1 once owned by King Farouk of Egypt, now in private hands (Sold for US$7.59 million in 2002, and again on June 8, 2021 for US$18.8 million)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1908  156 359 7%
1908  101 0% Proof Matte
1908  1 0% Proof Roman
1908 D 349 500 2.0%
1908 S 22 000 0.8%
1909  161 282 1.2% Overdate variety exists
1909  67 0% Proof
1909 D 52 500 0.4%
1909 S 2 774 925 1.6%
1910  482 167 3%
1910  167 0% Proof
1910  0% Proof; Experimental finish; Mintage incl. above
1910 D 429 000 3%
1910 S 2 128 250 4%
1911  197 350 1.6%
1911  100 0% Proof
1911 D 846 500 1.2%
1911 S 775 750 3%
1912  149 824 0.4%
1912  74 0% Proof
1913  168 838 0.8%
1913  58 0% Proof
1913 D 393 500 2.0%
1913 S 34 000 0%
1914  95 320 3%
1914  70 0% Proof
1914 D 453 000 3%
1914 S 1 498 000 4%
1915  152 050 0.8%
1915  50 0% Proof
1915 S 567 500 3%
1916 S 796 000 1.2%
1920  228 250 2%
1920 S 558 000 0%
1921  528 500 0%
1922  1 375 500 11%
1922 S 2 658 000 0%
1923  566 000 6%
1923 D 1 702 250 0.8%
1924  4 323 500 $ 1 335 $ 1 890 40%
1924 D 3 049 500 0%
1924 S 2 927 500 1.2%
1925  2 831 750 8%
1925 D 2 938 500 0%
1925 S 3 776 500 0.4%
1926  816 750 1.6%
1926 D 481 000 0%
1926 S 2 041 500 0.4%
1927  2 946 750 $ 1 730 19%
1927 D 180 000 0.8%
1927 S 3 107 000 0.4%
1928  8 816 000 7%
1929  1 779 750 0.4%
1930 S 74 000 0.4%
1931  2 938 250 0.4%
1931 D 106 500 0.4%
1932  1 101 750 0%
1933  445 500 6% Nearly all specimens melted, 13 known

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