1922 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

1922 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle
1922 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,735.81
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
4,033,000

1922 Saint-Gaudens double eagles are named after their designer, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, a famed sculptor who was commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt to design the double eagle gold coin in 1907. In 1922, the United States was undergoing a small recession, and the production of many U.S. denominations were put on hold, though the double eagle chugged along as there was a need for high-value gold coinage, especially for high-value coins that were commonly used for international transactions.

1922 double eagles were minted in the following quantities:

  • 1922 – 1,375,000, value is roughly 110% of one-ounce gold bullion value (about $1,973.53)

  • 1922-S – 2,658,000, value is roughly 110% of one-ounce gold bullion value (about $1,973.53)

*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

Most 1922 Saint-Gaudens double eagles are readily available and can be obtained for a slight amount over their bullion value. However, the 1922-S is scarcer in Mint State grades and has a value about four times that of a 1922 Philadelphia piece in the uncirculated grades.


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