1930 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

1930 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle
1930 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

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

1930 Saint-Gaudens double eagles were originally struck in a very small number, and only at the San Francisco mint. With only 74,000 ever made, the Saint-Gaudens double eagle became even scarcer still after most were returned to the U.S. government in the 1930s and melted, following the end of the gold standard in 1933.

The 1930-S Saint-Gaudens double eagle is usually found in the well-preserved grades of About Uncirculated or higher, and is worth around $60,000 or more in the uncirculated grades.

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

Double eagles were mainly used in international trade, and many foreign investors also latched onto the coin as a form of stable currency during rough economic times for many nations following World War I. While the double eagle did not experience much in the way of widespread circulation, it nevertheless became a beloved coin by the public and is commonly dubbed the most beautiful gold coin that the United States has ever produced.

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