1909 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

1909 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle
1909 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,743.59
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
2,988,774

1909 Saint-Gaudens double eagles are gold coins that are popular among both collectors and investors alike. Named for their designer, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, these gold coins with a $20 face value were worth the equivalent of hundreds of dollars in todays money and were more commonly used for international trade, though they did see some circulation out West, where gold and silver coins were more often used for large transactions than paper money.

1909 double eagles were struck with the following mintages and are worth:

  • 1909 – 161,282, value is roughly 110% of one-ounce gold bullion value (about $1,982.38)

  • 1909 9 Over 8 – mintage included above, value is roughly 110% of one-ounce gold bullion value (about $1,982.38)

  • 1909-D – 52,500, value is roughly 110% of one-ounce gold bullion value (about $1,982.38)

  • 1909-S – 2,774,925, value is roughly 110% of one-ounce gold bullion value (about $1,982.38)

  • 1909 Proof – 67, $30,000

*Values are for coins in Extremely Fine-40 grade, unless otherwise noted.

Below is specific data about the Saint-Gaudens double eagle:

  • Face Value: $20

  • Overall Mass: 33.436 grams

  • Diameter: 34 millimeters

  • Edge: Lettered, “E PLURIBUS UNUM”

  • Composition: 90% gold, 10% copper

  • Gold: .96750 troy ounces

The design was originally commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt. Today, the Saint-Gaudens double eagle is widely considered the most beautiful United States coin.


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