$20 SAINT-GAUDENS TRIBUTE – 1 TROY OUNCES – 39MM

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    Specifications

    Weight

    1.00 troy ounce

    Diameter

    39 mm

    Edge

    Reeded

    Finish

    Brilliant Uncirculated

    Purity

    .999 fine

    Thickness

    3.10 mm

    Description

    Born in Dublin, Ireland, on March 1, 1848, Augustus Saint-Gaudens influenced American sculpture considerably.  During his apprenticeships, he studied drawing at Cooper Union and the National Academy of Design.  In 1867, he left for Europe, where he studied in Paris and Rome before returning to the U.S.

    Saint-Gaudens took great interest in the “art of the coin”:  his $20 gold piece, the double eagle coin he designed for the U.S. Mint, though it was adapted for minting, was first struck in 1907, in ultra-high relief (only 20 minted).  The coin took up to eleven strikes to bring up the detail.  The ultra-high relief did not strike properly and was deemed impractical for commerce.  The design was then flattened, and a high-relief version was minted.  Even though it took eight strikes less, it was still considered impractical for commerce.  The coin was finally modified to a normal-relief version minted from 1907-1933.  It is still considered one of the most beautiful American coins ever issued.

    • Contains 1 Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver
    • Obverse: Lady Liberty holding a torch in one hand and an olive branch in the other, stepping forward, with an array of rays behind, and a depiction of the US Capital Building to the lower left and a surround of stars and the word “LIBERTY” across the top.
    • Reverse: “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” encircles the top of the coin, and the words “ONE TROY OUNCE” are just under. A left-facing eagle is in flight below, with a sun at the bottom and rays spreading across the entire field. The Mint Mark and Hallmark are below.

    2 reviews for $20 SAINT-GAUDENS TRIBUTE – 1 TROY OUNCES – 39MM

    1. Steven G. (verified owner)

      Awesome meticulous attention to detail – always outstanding rounds.

    2. Randy Bishop (verified owner)

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