$20 St. Gaudens Certified CAC
The St. Gaudens Double Eagle, bearing the distinction of CAC (Certified Acceptance Corporation) approval, is widely regarded as one of the most magnificent and revered coins in American numismatic history. The St. Gaudens Double Eagle, struck in .900 fine gold with a weight of 33.44 grams (approximately 0.9675 troy ounces), stands as a timeless masterpiece of American coinage artistry, revered for its stunning design and historical significance. Its unmatched beauty and rich symbolism have made it a sought-after and cherished treasure among collectors and investors, encapsulating the nation's ideals and aspirations in a tangible and precious form.
The history of the St. Gaudens Double Eagle begins in 1905 when President Theodore Roosevelt sought to revitalize the nation's coinage design. He enlisted the renowned sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to create new designs for the $10 and $20 gold coins. Unfortunately, Saint-Gaudens passed away in 1907 before the designs were fully realized, but his assistant, Henry Hering, and Mint engraver Charles Barber worked to bring his vision to life. St. Gaudens Double Eagle was minted from 1907 to 1933. It became a symbol of American pride and artistry, admired for its exquisite design and superior craftsmanship. Due to the Great Depression and the government's decision to abandon the gold standard, production of gold coins ceased in 1933, making the St. Gaudens Double Eagle one of the last gold coins struck for circulation. Today, the coin remains highly prized by collectors and investors for its historical significance, stunning design, and status as a true representation of American numismatic art.
The design of the St. Gaudens Double Eagle is a true masterpiece of American numismatic artistry. The obverse features a powerful and dynamic representation of Lady Liberty, depicted in full figure and striding forward with a torch in one hand and an olive branch in the other. She is surrounded by rays of sunlight, symbolizing enlightenment. The reverse showcases a majestic bald eagle in flight above the United States Capitol, with a border of stars framing the design. The edge of the coin is adorned with 46 raised stars, representing the 46 states in the Union at the time of minting. The coin's stunning sculptural details, intricate motifs, and bold symbolism were the result of the collaboration between sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Mint engraver Charles Barber.
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Within each number of the coin grading scale is a small range of condition from low-end to high-end. Certified coins of the same grade can be of varying quality. Many of today’s collectors want coins that are solid or premium quality for their assigned grade. CAC holds coins to a higher standard so you can be confident in the value of yours. We verify previously graded coins … and award our sticker only to those coins that meet the standard for today’s selective buyer.
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CAC was founded by leading members of the numismatic community, including John Albanese, a respected authority on coin grading and the rare coin market.