The 1908 Saint-Gaudens double eagle is so named for its designer, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, a famed sculptor who was commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt to redesign the double eagle gold coin. The first Saint-Gaudens double eagle was struck in 1907, but the design was soon modified to make the striking of the coin, which was originally made in high relief, more efficient.
Face Value: $20
Overall Mass: 33.436 grams
Diameter: 34 millimetres
Composition: 90% gold, 10% copper
Gold: .96750 troy ounces
Comes graded by NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) at MS62.
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