The Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle’s design carries a legacy unrivaled by any other American coin design. For over a century, the motif has been celebrated for its unprecedented artistry and timeless beauty. Though the design is adored by all, many people don’t know the equally fascinating story as to how the Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle came to be.
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For those interested in numismatics, there is no coin more universally recognizable than the 1933 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle. Although there are thirteen known examples of this distinguished coin, only one is able to be owned in private hands. Last week on June 8th, the single acquirable 1933 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle sold at a Sotheby’s auction for $18,872,250, completely shattering the all-time record for a coin sale. Prior to this sale, this legendary coin was last sold in 2002 for $7,590,020. So, what exactly is the story behind this fabled coin and why is it so valuable?
No president in the history of the United States of America has taken a greater interest in the coinage of our country than 26th President Theodore Roosevelt. In fact, it was one simple letter written by Roosevelt 116 years ago on December 27, 1904, that sparked the American Coin Renaissance.