1907 $20 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS66
Out of an original mintage of 361,667, there have been 18,292 of the 1907 Saint graded by PCGS. Examples are plentiful up to the grade of MS65. However, it becomes scarce in MS66, with PCGS grading 471 in that grade, with 57 finer (as of 3/2021). Look at the images of this stunning coin: blazing luster, attractive yellow gold surfaces, and almost flawless surfaces. There is only one noticeable hit to the right of Liberty's head, without which it most probably would have been graded MS67. When you purchase this example, you will have a truly stunning work of medallic art to count among your numismatic holdings. This is a registry coin of unparalleled beauty, one that will provide enjoyment for many years to come.
1907 $20 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS66--$6,550.00
We are pleased to offer for consideration a gorgeous example from the first year of the Saint-Gaudens double eagle series. The first year of issue of a coin series is typically extremely popular with collectors--and would be perfect as a piece in a type set of U.S. gold coinage. This is especially true of the Saint-Gaudens double eagle, often considered the most beautiful U.S. coin every produced. Gems--such as this MS66 example--of this date are scarce, and when an opportunity to acquire one is presented should not be disregarded.
Wrote President Theodore Roosevelt to Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Leslie Mortier Shaw on December 27, 1904, “I think our coinage is artistically of atrocious hideousness. Would it be possible, without asking permission of Congress, to employ a man like Saint-Gaudens to give a coinage that would have some beauty?”
Two weeks later, on the evening of January 12,1905, acclaimed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens was in the White House enjoying a glass of wine before dining with Roosevelt and Shaw. The two men—the president and the artist—had an enthusiastic, animated conversation about the beauty of high-relief Greek coins. Dinner saw the three men discussing a scheme for redesigning the cent, the eagle (gold $10) and the double eagle (gold $20), all behind the back of U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber. “I would have the Mint stamp modern versions of those Greek coins in spite of itself,” said Roosevelt, if the honored sculptor would design them. “You know, Saint-Gaudens, this is my pet crime.” Saint-Gaudens' double eagle saw its debut in 1907.
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