1912 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

1912 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle
1912 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,742.85
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
149,824

1912 Saint-Gaudens double eagles are widely collected by both numismatists and investors and are beloved for their overall large size and good heft, gorgeous design, and their nearly one troy ounce of gold. The Saint-Gaudens double eagle, which was first struck in 1907, is more or less common as far as pre-1933 gold coins go, though there are some dates that are considered rare. However, the business-strike coins from 1912 are not considered scarce.

1912 double eagles were struck in the following mintages and are worth:

  • 1912 – 149,750, value is roughly 110% of one-ounce gold bullion value (about $1,981.54)

  • 1912 Proof – 74, $30,000

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

Below are specifics 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

Only Philadelphia struck double eagles in 1912, though only the proof issue is considered rare. The Saint-Gaudens double eagle design, which was commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt, is widely considered the most beautiful United States coin ever produced. In fact, this cherished gold coin often serves as a cornerstone coin in many collections.


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