The experimental high-relief $20 coin struck on December 22, 1907 was the work of two famous Americans: President Theodore Roosevelt and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The President was a great admirer of ancient Greek coins and wanted to bring similar beauty to the U.S. coinage. He approached saint-Gaudens to redesign the 10 and the 20 dollar coins. For the $20 the sculptor chose an advancing figure of Liberty for the obverse and a flying eagle on the reverse. Chief-Engraver of the U.S. Mint, Charles Barber, resented the new design, partly because the high relief of the coin required a longer striking process, thus only a few of the very high relief pieces were struck in December, 1907. Soon afterwards new dies with a much lower relief were created for this coin; it was issued for circulation from 1907to 1933. The coin above shows the ultra-high relief. It was a gift from Saint-Gaudens to President Roosevelt. In 1967, this piece was donated to the National Numismatic Collection by Cornelius van Schaak Roosevelt, a nephew of the President.
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DOUBLE EAGLE CORONET HEAD TYPE 2
... check the eagle's wing tips ... in production until 1907, when President ...
Diameter: 34 millimeters ... United States Gold Coins, Volume VI, Double Eagles
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1907 Double Eagle
... 900 Gold, .100 Copper, Diameter: 34mm. Weight: 33.436 ... High Relief $20
(Double Eagles) were struck ... February and March 1907 in proof format ...
$20 Saint-Gaudens Double
... quarter inches in diameter. These are not ... coins minted from 1907 to 1933
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PROOF TYPE 3 LIBERTY DOUBLE EAGLE
... eagle and quarter eagle. Only 84 Proof double eagles were made ... Facts and
34 millimeters. ... ounce pure gold. Designer: James B ... Issued: 1877-1907.
... Minted: 1907-1933 Precious Metal Content: .96750 oz. Pure Gold Diameter:
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