Double Eagles - Aside from the World War I years, double eagles were minted from 1850 (excluding the unique 1849 pattern) to 1933. Numismatists and collectors have always been impressed with the double eagles because they contain nearly an ounce of gold and also have a numismatic premium. The first of the double eagles was designed by James B. Longacre. It had no motto and the denomination written as TWENTY D. The second of the double eagles added the motto IN GOD WE TRUST to the slightly enlarge oval of stars on the reverse. The third changed the denomination to TWENTY DOLLARS. Longacre’s Liberty Head series ended in 1907.
Later that year the new double eagles appeared. They were the famous Saint-Gaudens design, and aside from the war years, were issued until 1933. (Some question still exists as to whether or not the 1933’s were officially issued; however, at least one is legal to own at the current writing.) The 1907 Saint-Gaudens’ double eagles were first made in ultra high relief, and are extremely rare. The regular high relief coins are very popular today with both investors and collectors.
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