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 20 Dollars (20 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Gold (.900) (.100 copper)
Weight 33.43 g
Diameter 34.1 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 23126
References KM# 131
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Standing Liberty with torch and olive branch, 46 stars around, Capitol building left in background

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LIBERTY
1911

Engraver: Augustus Saint-Gaudens Read more on Wikipedia

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, motto below

Script: Latin

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

Engraver: Augustus Saint-Gaudens Read more on Wikipedia

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

Edge

Lettered with words divided by stars

Lettering: E PLURIBUS UNUM

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 standard weight of this coin was 516 grains.
On the obverse, from 1908 through 1911 there were 46 stars and from 1912 through 1933 48 stars.

These coins circulated in British Honduras (Belize) until 1933.

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)

1909

1911+1912

See also

Manage my collection

Please sign in or create an account to manage your collection.

Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1908  156 258 8%
1908  101 0.3% Proof Matte
1908  1 0.3% Proof Roman
1908 D 349 500 2%
1908 S 22 000 1.2%
1909  161 282 1.5%
1909  0.3% Overdate 9/8
1909  67 0.6% Proof
1909 D 52 500 0.9%
1909 S 2 774 925 1.5%
1910  482 000 4%
1910  167 0.3% Proof
1910  0.3% Proof; Experimental finish; Mintage incl. above
1910 D 429 000 4%
1910 S 2 128 250 5%
1911  197 250 2%
1911  100 0.6% Proof
1911 D 846 500 2%
1911 S 775 750 3%
1912  149 750 1.2%
1912  74 0.3% Proof
1913  168 780 1.5%
1913  58 0.3% Proof
1913 D 393 500 3%
1913 S 34 000 0.6%
1914  95 250 3%
1914  70 0.3% Proof
1914 D 453 000 3%
1914 S 1 498 000 4%
1915  152 000 1.2%
1915  50 0.3% Proof
1915 S 567 500 3%
1916 S 796 000 1.8%
1920  228 250 3%
1920 S 558 000 0.6%
1921  528 500 0.6%
1922  1 375 500 $ 2100 10%
1922 S 2 658 000 1.8%
1923  566 000 6%
1923 D 1 702 250 2%
1924  4 323 500 $ 1200 $ 1900 $ 1900 40%
1924 D 3 049 500 0.9%
1924 S 2 927 500 1.5%
1925  2 831 750 7%
1925 D 2 938 500 0.9%
1925 S 3 776 500 0.9%
1926  816 750 3%
1926 D 481 000 0.6%
1926 S 2 041 500 0.6%
1927  2 946 750 $ 2100 19%
1927 D 180 000 1.2%
1927 S 3 107 000 1.2%
1928  8 816 000 $ 1900 8%
1929  1 779 750 0.9%
1930 S 74 000 0.9%
1931  2 938 250 0.9%
1931 D 106 500 0.9%
1932  1 101 750 0.6%
1933  445 500 6% Nearly all specimens melted, 13 known

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as an indication only; they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging. Numista does not buy or sell coins or banknotes.

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

Get this coin

Members from this site want to exchange it: filpolis, apache98, freevibration, Gman273, mstaks

Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×143)
Country: Greece
Languages: English Greek Romanian Swedish
Feedback: none
Country: Spain
Languages: Spanish
Feedback: none
Country: France
Languages: French English
Feedback: none
Country: United States
Languages: English
Feedback: none
Country: Germany
Languages: English German

» See the details of the coins available for swap

Numista Rarity index: 23 Search tips
This index is based on the data of Numista members collections. It ranges from 0 to 100, 0 meaning a very common coin or banknote and 100 meaning a rare coin or banknote among Numista members.

Bullion value: USD 1883.08 Search tips
This value is given for information purpose only. It is based on a price of gold at 62 588 USD/kg. Numista does not buy or sell coins or metal.

Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 20 Dollars (Saint-Gaudens - Double Eagle, With motto)
Katz
Auction 80
Lot 919
Internet Archive
5 Apr 2023 Undetermined UNC USD 2029.04
(EUR 1890.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 20 Dollars (Saint-Gaudens - Double Eagle, With motto)
Katz
Auction 73
Lot 881
Internet Archive
28 Dec 2022 Undetermined UNC USD 1772.46
(EUR 1651.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 20 Dollars (Saint-Gaudens - Double Eagle, With motto)
Katz
Auction 73
Lot 882
Internet Archive
28 Dec 2022 Undetermined UNC USD 1784.26
(EUR 1662.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 20 Dollars (Saint-Gaudens - Double Eagle, With motto)
Katz
Auction 73
Lot 883
Internet Archive
28 Dec 2022 Undetermined AU USD 1772.46
(EUR 1651.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 20 Dollars (Saint-Gaudens - Double Eagle, With motto)
Katz
Auction 73
Lot 884
Internet Archive
28 Dec 2022 Undetermined AU USD 1772.46
(EUR 1651.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 20 Dollars (Saint-Gaudens - Double Eagle, With motto)
Katz
Auction 66
Lot 744
Internet Archive
18 Sep 2022 Undetermined AU USD 1718.78
(EUR 1601.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 20 Dollars (Saint-Gaudens - Double Eagle, With motto)
Katz
Auction 63
Lot 3949
Internet Archive
26 Jul 2022 Undetermined AU USD 1825.06
(EUR 1700.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 20 Dollars (Saint-Gaudens - Double Eagle, With motto)
Katz
E-Auction 60
Lot 2668
Internet Archive
14 May 2022 Undetermined AU USD 2040.85
(EUR 1901.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 20 Dollars (Saint-Gaudens - Double Eagle, With motto)
Katz
Auction 77
Lot 1468
Internet Archive
11 Feb 2023 Undetermined XF USD 1804.66
(EUR 1681.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

Contribute to the catalogue

Modify or add data on this page
Register a past auction sale
Delete a past auction sale
Duplicate this page