.Rare Gold US Coins

$20.00 Double Eagle, St. Gaudens Type, 1907-1933

Rare Coin Dealer, Gold Bar, Gold Bars, Gold Iras, Gold Roth Ira, Gold Ira Account, Gold Ira Accounts, Bullion Ira, Gold Individual Retirement Account, Silver Bullion, Silver Bars This rare gold coin takes its name from its designer, the famous American sculptor - Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Its name is often shortened to "$20 Saint" or "$20 St. Gaudens" within the rare gold coin collecting world.  This last circulating $20 gold piece is considered to be one of the most beautiful rare United States gold coins. Whether you are an avid rare gold coin collector or an individual looking for long-term growth potential for your financial portfolio, the Saint-Gaudens double eagle's* unmatched beauty and rich history makes this a coin worthy of consideration.

* Gold coin collectors refer to $10 gold pieces as "Eagles" and $20 gold coins as "Double Eagles."

Weight: 33.4370 grams (1.0750 troy oz.)
Fineness: .900 or 21.6 karats
Diameter:  34 mm
Fine Gold Content: 30.0933 grams (.9675 troy oz.)

 
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$10.00 Eagle, Indian Head Type, 1907-1933

Rare Coin Images, Platinum Images, Gold Glossary, Silver Glossary, Gold IRA, Silver IRA, Precious Metals Retirement Plan, Gold Retirement Plan, Precious Metals Exchange, Bullion Exchange One of only two coins designed by America's most acclaimed sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens (learn more about the other coin here), this $10 gold piece is one of the most exquisite gold coins our nation has ever struck.




Weight: 16.7185 grams (.5375 troy oz.)
Fineness: .900 or 21.6 karats
Diameter: 27 mm
Fine Gold Content: 15.0466 grams (.4838 troy oz.)
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$5.00 Half Eagle, Indian Head Type, 1908-1929

The $5 Indian gold coin is one of two coins designed by sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt. (The other being the $2.50 Indian gold coin.) As with the $20 Saint-Gaudens gold piece, President Theodore Roosevelt played an important role in revamping this smaller gold coin. While looking for a sculptor to design these coins, Roosevelt's good friend, Dr. William Sturgis Bigelow, recommended Pratt who had once been a student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Although the $5 Indian Head is smaller and less spectacular than the coins of his mentor, the Pratt coins are, in a sense, more innovative and daring.

Weight: 8.3592 grams (.26875 troy oz.)
Fineness: .900 or 21.6 karats
Diameter: 21 mm
Fine Gold Content: 7.5233grams (.2419 troy oz.)

 
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$2.50 Quarter Eagle, Indian Head Type, 1908-1929

Sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt was recommended to President Theodore Roosevelt by his good friend Dr. William S. Bigelow to design the $2.50 and $5 Indian Head gold coins. Although Pratt was not as renowned as his mentor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, to some it seemed logical to entrust the two gold coins to a younger, more contemporary artist.


Weight: 4.1796 grams (.1343 troy oz.)
Fineness: .900 or 21.6 karats
Diameter: 18 mm
Fine Gold Content: 3.7616grams (.1209 troy oz.)

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$1.00 One Dollar 1849-1889

James B. Longacre designed the first gold dollar in 1849 shortly after it was authorized by the Act of March 3, 1849. In 1854, Longacre restyled this Liberty Head gold dollar (referred to as a Type I gold dollar) to display an Indian Princess, creating the Indian Head Type II gold dollar.

 

Type: 1 Liberty Head 1849-1854
Type: 2 Indian Princess 1854-1856
Type: 3 Indian Head 1856-1889
Weight: 1.6718 grams (.0538 troy oz.)
Fineness: .900 or 21.6 karats
Diameter: T/1, 13mm; T/2 and T/3, 15mm
Fine Gold Content: 1.5046 grams (.0483 troy oz.)

 
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$20.00 Double Eagle, Liberty Type 1877-1907

The discovery of gold in California in 1848 and the ensuing Gold Rush turned out to be a godsend to coin collectors. Due to the overflow of gold that began pouring into Philadelphia, Congress authorized the United States Mint to create a $20 gold coin on March 3, 1849.

The most recognizable and highly esteemed coin of its day, the $20 Liberty, also referred to as a $20 Coronet, remained in production until 1907 when the United States Mint began releasing the $20 Saint-Gaudens.

Weight: 33.4370 grams (1.0750 troy oz.)
Fineness: .900 or 21.6 karats
Diameter: 34mm
Fine Gold Content: 30.0933 grams (.9675 troy oz.)

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$10.00 Eagle, Liberty Type, 1866-1907

The $10 Liberty gold coin, or Coronet, was minted after a thirty-four year hiatus of other $10 gold pieces. The Coronet design by Christian Gobrecht was used on this Eagle in 1838, two years earlier than it was used on the $2.50 Liberty gold coin and one year prior to its use on the $5 Liberty gold coin.

 

Weight: 16.7185 grams (.5375 troy oz.)
Fineness: .900 or 21.6 karats
Diameter: 27 mm
Fine Gold Content: 15.0466 grams (.4838 troy oz.)

 
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$5.00 Half Eagle, Liberty Type 1866-1908

Congress authorized the U.S. Mint to coin the $5.00 gold piece, or Half Eagle, on April 2, 1792. The first design of the $5.00 Liberty gold coin, referred to as the Capped Bust to Right, Small Eagle, was the first gold coin minted by the United States government. It is also the only coin in U.S. history to have been struck at all seven U.S. Mints that were open during its circulation. The $5.00 gold piece had several design changes throughout its history. One of the final designs of the $5 gold coin, the Liberty, or Coronet, design by Christian Golbrecht, was minted from 1839 until 1908 when the $5 Indian gold coin was introduced.

Weight: 8.3592 grams (.26875 troy oz.)
Fineness: .900 or 21.6 karats
Diameter: 21 mm
Fine Gold Content: 7.5233grams (.2419 troy oz.)

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$2.50 Quarter Eagle, Liberty Type, 1840-1907

The first $2.50 Liberty gold coin, or quarter eagle, was authorized by a Congressional act on April 2, 1792. Several design changes were made throughout the history of $2.50 gold piece. In 1840 Christian Gobrecht redesigned the $2.50 gold coin to create the $2.50 Liberty Head, also referred to as the $2.50 Coronet Type. This is the longest spanning design without a major change or alteration (very minor changes were made to the design on the reverse) in American coinage history.


Weight: 4.1796 grams (.1343 troy oz.)
Fineness: .900 or 21.6 karats
Diameter: 18 mm
Fine Gold Content: 3.7616grams (.1209 troy oz.)

 
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$1 Liberty Head 1849-1854

James B. Longacre designed the Liberty Head Type Gold dollar shortly after coinage of the gold dollar was authorized by Congressional act on March 3, 1849. The $1 Liberty gold coin is the smallest coin in United States history with a diameter of only 13mm, making it even smaller than the 14mm silver three-cent piece.

 

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$3 Indian Head 1856-1889

The $3 Indian Princess gold coin is considered one of the most unusual coins the United States Mint has ever produced. Designer James B. Longacre was faced with the challenge of creating a coin that could be differentiated from $2.50 and $5 Liberty gold coins, in size, weight, and design. Longacre met this challenge in creating the only $3 U.S. coin ever minted.

 
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