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Saint-Gaudens (1907 - 1933)

Many consider the twenty-dollar gold piece designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens to be the most beautiful U.S. coin. The first coins issued were slightly more than 12,000 highrelief pieces struck for general circulation. Their relief is much higher than for later issues, and the date 1907 is in Roman numerals (MCMVII). A few of the Proof coins were made using the lettered-edge collar from the ultra high relief version. These can be distinguished by a 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.

The field of the rare, ultra high relief experimental pieces is exceedingly concave and connects directly with the edge without any border, giving it a sharp, knifelike appearance; Liberty’s skirt shows two folds on the side of her right leg; the Capitol building in the background at left is very small; the sun, on the reverse side, has 14 rays, as opposed to the 13 rays on regular high-relief coins.

The Proof finish of 1908 and 1911 through 1915 coins was originally referred to by the Mint as Sand Blast Proof. Proof coins minted in 1909 and 1910 have a different finish described as Satin Proof. In addition, double eagles from 1907 through 1911 have 46 stars on the obverse; and from 1912 through 1933, 48 stars.

Saint-Gaudens (1907 - 1933)
1907 | 1907 - 1908 | 1908 - 1933

Ultra High Relief Pattern, MCMVII (1907)

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1907
    Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
    Weight: 33.436 grams
    Diameter:34 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 gold, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: E PLURIBUS UNUM with words divided by stars
    Metal Oz: 0.96750
    Melt Value (gold): $1264.91

Without Motto IN GOD WE TRUST (1907 - 1908)

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1907 - 1908
    Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
    Weight: 33.436 grams
    Diameter:34 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 gold, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: E PLURIBUS UNUM with words divided by stars
    Metal Oz: 0.96750
    Melt Value (gold): $1264.91

With Motto IN GOD WE TRUST (1908 - 1933)

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1908 - 1933
    Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
    Weight: 33.436 grams
    Diameter:34 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 gold, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: E PLURIBUS UNUM with words divided by stars
    Metal Oz: 0.96750
    Melt Value (gold): $1264.91
Grade Price Guide
Circ|MS|PF
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • PF-67 Superb Gem Proof. Superb Gem Proof.
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • F-12 Fine. Fine.
  • VF-20 Very Fine. Very Fine. Minor wear on Liberty’s legs and toes. Eagle’s left wing and breast feathers worn.
  • EF-40 Extremely Fine. Extremely Fine. Drapery lines on chest visible. Wear on left breast, knee, and below. Eagle’s feathers on breast and right wing bold.
  • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated. Trace of wear on nose, breast, and knee. Wear visible on eagle’s wings.
  • AU-55 Choice About Uncirculated. Choice About Uncirculated.
  • AU-58 Choice AU. Choice AU.
  • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated. No trace of wear. Light marks or blemishes.
  • MS-62 Choice Unc.. Choice Unc..
  • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated.
  • MS-64 Very Choice Unc.. Very Choice Unc..
  • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
  • MS-66 Gem Unc.. Gem Unc..
  • MS-67 Superb Gem Uncirculated. Superb Gem Uncirculated.
  • PF-60 PF-60. PF-60.
  • PF-63 Choice Proof. Choice Proof.
  • PF-64 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • 1907
  • 12,367
    • Description
    • Mintage
    • F-12 Fine. Fine.
    • VF-20 Very Fine. Very Fine. Minor wear on Liberty’s legs and toes. Eagle’s left wing and breast feathers worn.
    • EF-40 Extremely Fine. Extremely Fine. Drapery lines on chest visible. Wear on left breast, knee, and below. Eagle’s feathers on breast and right wing bold.
    • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated. Trace of wear on nose, breast, and knee. Wear visible on eagle’s wings.
    • AU-55 Choice About Uncirculated. Choice About Uncirculated.
    • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated. No trace of wear. Light marks or blemishes.
    • MS-62 Choice Unc.. Choice Unc..
    • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated.
    • MS-64 Very Choice Unc.. Very Choice Unc..
    • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
    • PF-60 PF-60. PF-60.
    • PF-63 Choice Proof. Choice Proof.
    • Matte PF-63 Matte. Matte.
    • PF-64 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
    • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
    • 1909
    • 161,282
      • 1909
      • 2,774,925
        • 1911
        • 846,500
          • 1922
          • 1,375,500
            • 1924

              1924

              Double Eagles Saint-Gaudens (1907 - 1933) 1924
              Double Eagles Saint-Gaudens (1907 - 1933) 1924
            • 4,323,500
            • 1925
            • 2,831,750
              • 1926
              • 816,750
                • 1927

                  1927

                  Double Eagles Saint-Gaudens (1907 - 1933) 1927
                  Double Eagles Saint-Gaudens (1907 - 1933) 1927
                • 2,946,750
                • 1928

                  1928

                  Double Eagles Saint-Gaudens (1907 - 1933) 1928
                  Double Eagles Saint-Gaudens (1907 - 1933) 1928
                • 8,816,000
                • 1929

                  1929

                  Double Eagles Saint-Gaudens (1907 - 1933) 1929
                  Double Eagles Saint-Gaudens (1907 - 1933) 1929
                • 1,779,750
                • Description
                • Mintage
                • PR-64
                • F-12
                • VF-20
                • EF-40
                • AU-50
                • AU-55
                • AU-58
                • MS-60
                • MS-62
                • MS-63
                • MS-64
                • MS-65
                • MS-66
                • MS-67
                • PF-60
                • PF-63
                • Matte PF-63
                • PF-64
                • PF-65
                • PF-67
                • 1907
                • 12,367
                  • 1909
                  • 161,282
                    • 1909
                    • 2,774,925
                      • 1911
                      • 846,500
                        • 1922
                        • 1,375,500
                          • 1924

                            1924

                            Double Eagles Saint-Gaudens (1907 - 1933) 1924
                            Double Eagles Saint-Gaudens (1907 - 1933) 1924
                          • 4,323,500
                          • 1925
                          • 2,831,750
                            • 1926
                            • 816,750
                              • 1927

                                1927

                                Double Eagles Saint-Gaudens (1907 - 1933) 1927
                                Double Eagles Saint-Gaudens (1907 - 1933) 1927
                              • 2,946,750
                              • 1928

                                1928

                                Double Eagles Saint-Gaudens (1907 - 1933) 1928
                                Double Eagles Saint-Gaudens (1907 - 1933) 1928
                              • 8,816,000
                              • 1929

                                1929

                                Double Eagles Saint-Gaudens (1907 - 1933) 1929
                                Double Eagles Saint-Gaudens (1907 - 1933) 1929
                              • 1,779,750
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