1923 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

1923 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle
1923 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,738.23
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
2,268,250

1923 Saint-Gaudens double eagles are named for their designer, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who was a famous sculptor that President Theodore Roosevelt commissioned to redesign the $20 gold coin in 1907. Roosevelt, who sought a renaissance of sorts for United States coinage, which had experienced an artistic lull during the late 19th century by some measures, would accomplish his goal of establishing a rebirth for American coin designs when he chose Saint-Gaudens. The Saint-Gaudens double eagle, with its majestic depiction of Lady Liberty on the obverse and a flying eagle on the reverse, is commonly considered the most beautiful U.S. coin ever produced.

Mintages and values for 1923 Saint-Gaudens double eagles follow:

  • 1923 – 566,000, value is roughly 110% of one-ounce gold bullion value (about $1,976.28)

  • 1923-D – 1,702,250, value is roughly 110% of one-ounce gold bullion value (about $1,976.28)

*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

Many Saint-Gaudens double eagles were mainly used for international trading purposes, given their high face value (their $20 denomination is the equivalent of hundreds of dollars today). However, the Saint-Gaudens double eagle did circulate fairly well out West.


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