One of the most striking and well known rare gold coins of the twentieth century is the Saint-Gaudens double eagle twenty dollar gold piece. Minted from 1907 to 1933, it is the master work of renowned designer and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens and is considered by many to be the most beautiful gold coin ever produced.
The genesis of this iconic gold coin was the U.S. President at the time, Theodore Roosevelt, who took an interest in beautifying American coins to reflect the growing international prominence of the United States. Roosevelt commissioned acclaimed artist Saint-Gaudens for the task, and the resulting design has captured the imagination of rare coin collectors and investors ever since. Unfortunately, Saint-Gaudens died in 1907 before the introduction of his master work, but the world will never forget his contributions to numismatics and aesthetic rare coin design.
The obverse of the Saint-Gaudens twenty dollar gold piece depicts a walking liberty figure holding a torch up high in her right hand and an olive branch in her left, depicting the lasting power of democracy and freedom along with the desire to remain a country at peace. The U.S. Capitol building is visible behind the walking liberty figure, and the design is circled by stars which symbolize each of the independent states. The reverse of this extraordinary gold coin depicts an eagle in flight, another symbol of majestic power and freedom, with a background of sun rays completing the design.
The Saint-Gaudens twenty dollar gold piece is an outstanding choice for any rare coin collector or investor looking to buy rare gold coins, one whose aesthetic qualities, value and investor demand transcends the generations. Call National Coin Broker today at (800) 707-7923 for pricing and availability of this timeless rare gold coin.
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