Product Details: $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle MS-63
Many of these coins have been melted over the years, adding further collectibility to those remaining in high grades, such as this example certified MS-63. These Gold coins circulated in the U.S. more than 80 years ago.
- Coin Highlights:
1.) Contains .9675 oz of Gold.
2.) PCGS encapsulation protects and guarantees the MS-63 condition of the coin.
3.) Obverse: Shows Lady Liberty striding in front of the sun’s rays at the dawn of a new day.
4.) Reverse: Features a majestic bald eagle in flight with “United States of America” and “Twenty Dollars” above.
5.) Edge: The motto “E Pluribus Unum” with the words divided by stars.
6.) Minted from 1907-1933 at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints.
This Pre-1933 gold coin combines a beautiful design and historical significance, highlighted by its exceptional condition.
The U.S. Mint issued its first Gold coins in 1795. During the height of the Great Depression in 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt prohibited American citizens from holding monetary Gold. He ordered all Gold coins be returned to the U.S. Treasury, where millions were melted into Gold and then cast into Gold bars. This was an unprecedented legislative act to help fight the Great Depression. By doing so, many collectible Gold coins were affected and the course of history for monetary Gold was changed forever.
These federal government recalls and meltdowns made these previously common Gold coins very rare. Today, the surviving Pre-1933 Gold U.S. coins are fixed at an extremely limited supply. This fact has made Pre-1933 Gold coins some of the most desirable items among collectors and investors. FMRGOLD is proud to offer a superb selection of these harder-to-find classic coins. The historical significance of these coins are vitally important and will provide diversity and significance to any investment or collection.
$20 Gold Coin Design:
Several changes were made to the $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle design during the years the series was in production. The coins issued from 1907-1908 do not include the motto “In God We Trust,” which wasn’t added until later. In 1912, the number of stars surrounding Lady Liberty on the obverse changed from 46 to 48 when New Mexico and Arizona became states.