1925 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

1925 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle
1925 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
United States
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD

1925 Saint-Gaudens double eagles are named for Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the famous sculptor who President Theodore Roosevelt commissioned in 1907 to redesign the $20 gold coin. Roosevelt sought a renaissance of American coinage, which he felt had become staid during the 19th century. Roosevelt accomplished his goal of reviving the artistic aspects of U.S. coinage with the Saint-Gaudens double eagle. The coin is widely considered the most beautiful U.S. coin ever produced.

Mintages and values for 1925 Saint-Gaudens double eagles follow:

  • 1925 – 2,831,750, value is roughly 110% of one-ounce gold bullion value (about $1,977.92)

  • 1925-D – 2,938,500, value is roughly 130% of one-ounce gold bullion value (about $2,337.54)

  • 1925-S – 3,776,500, value is roughly 120% of one-ounce gold bullion value (about $2,157.73)

*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

Saint-Gaudens double eagles were primarily used for international trading purposes, given their high face value (their $20 denomination is the equivalent of hundreds of dollars today). Yet, the Saint-Gaudens double eagle did see substantial circulation in the West, where gold coins were quite popular.

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