As far as coins go, this one is truly special. In addition to being a valuable coin, the $20 Saint Gaudens Pre-1933 Double Eagle Gold Bullion Coin has an intriguing back story. The legendary history of this coin begins when the nation’s 25th AND 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, affectionately known as T.R., got an idea to beautify a coin that would be minted and circulated in the US. At that time in history, coins from ancient Greece were being displayed at the Smithsonian museum in Washington DC. Roosevelt was absolutely enamored with the coins he saw at the museum. They were physically beautiful with tasteful references to history and iconic artwork. Roosevelt’s idea was to mimic some of the imagery from the ancient coins and apply them to a coin produced by the US’s mint. He truly felt as though the American coins lacked something and that revamping them would improve their sellability.
So, in 1907, just two years before leaving office for the final time in 1909, Roosevelt decided to bring his idea to life. He hired a famous American sculptor, Augustus Saint Gaudens and showed him some of the ancient coins as reference. Saint Gaudens took the design into his own hands. The coin wound up being the last works of Saint Gaudens, as he died shortly after finishing the design. Now, the coin is known as Saint Gaudens final and most beautiful work. Historians and artisans believe that the Saint Gauden Double Eagle is the biggest masterpiece and the most beautiful coin in the history of minting coins.
The coin became iconic for other reasons as well. The 1933 Double Eagle became the last coin of its kind. The coin was the last coin to be circulated AND minted in gold. This coin was composed of 90% gold and 10% copper alloy. It remained in circulation for a period of time and was then taken out of circulation.
The design of this coin is considered by many to be a masterpiece. It is Saint Gaudens final work – and many believe, his most prolific.
This coin has a face value of $20, but an overall value much higher than that. What you’ll pay (or be paid) for the coin is based on the current spot price of gold. The price of these coins changes based on if they were circulated or uncirculated. The coin minted in 1933 is especially valuable as any of the coins in circulation were confiscated and destroyed.
Yes. Pre-1933 Double Eagle Gold Bullion Coins are very valuable – especially now as more people look into gold as an investment. These coins are the last of their kind. They are the last gold coin that was put into circulation.These coins can be bought or sold online and in stores, but you’ll want to work with a broker that knows these coins and their value. You’ll also want to work with someone that knows the value of gold. We say this in regard to any coin, but especially coins that are as valuable as this one.
Yes. When it comes to purchasing a coin this valuable, working with a professional is of the utmost importance. You’ll want to work with someone that knows the value of the coin. The characteristics of this coin are going to be very specific due to its condition. Working with someone that knows what they’re doing is incredibly important.
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Crown Gold Exchange will purchase any kind of gold you bring us, including 8-karat, 10-karat, 14-karat, 18-karat, 21-karat, 22-karat, 24-karat, or anything else. We buy gold bars, gold bullion, gold jewelry and some gold plated items like pocket watches. If you happen to be in possession of an exclusive piece made by a top gold designer such as Cartier, Tiffany, Rolex, or Patek Philippe, we will often pay more than the weight of the item. Such special pieces often command a higher price on the secondary market due to their superior craftsmanship