This is a 1907 United States Gold Double Eagle $20 Dollar Coin 'No Motto'.
1907 was the first year that the St. Gaudens double eagle was issued and controversially did not contain the motto 'In God We Trust.' Due to public outcry the motto was introduced on the design part way through the following year.
The coins were struck at the Philadelphia branch of the US Mint, and so have no mintmark. They have a fineness of 0.900 or 21.6 carat.
These popular coins are referred to as "St. Gaudens" double eagles, after their designer, Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
These double eagle coins contain just under 1 troy ounce of gold.
Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details. Contact us if you require a photograph prior to purchase.
The USA is a relatively young country, and its first regular issue of gold coins started in 1795. Although most of them have an eagle as a major part of their design, for some reason the $10 piece acquired the name eagle, and the other sizes as double eagles, half eagles, and quarter eagles. The ten dollar gold pieces are therefore known as eagles or gold eagles and the twenty dollar pieces as the double eagle.
Be careful not to confuse them with the modern gold bullion eagles issued since 1986 - both are called eagles!
US double eagles featuring the Saint Gaudens design were minted at the Denver (D mintmark), Philadelphia (no mintmark) and San Francisco (S mintmark) branches of the US Mint.
This coin has no motto on the reverse below the eagle. There is a variety of the 1908 Philadelphia Saint Gaudens double eagle with a motto 'In God We Trust' which is rarer than this 'No Motto' type. If you wish however to collect a 'No Motto' type of this coin then there is only the 1907 and 1908 to choose from as all other dates after this show the motto.
The obverse was designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and shows Lady Liberty holding an olive branch and a torch. The inscription reads:
The reverse was also designed by the engraver Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It shows an eagle with rays of sunshine in the background.The inscription reads:
The motto 'In God We Trust' is omitted.
|Weight / Size||Double|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.968|
|Fineness / Carat||0.900 / 21.6|
|Obverse Designer||Augustus Saint-Gaudens|
|Reverse Designer||Augustus Saint-Gaudens|
|Mint / Brand||Philadelphia Mint|
|Country||United States of America|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|gFine||gFine||£1,776.21||Out Of Stock|
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