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1915 US St. Gaudens Double Eagle Gold Coin
|Gold Content||0.9675 oz.|
|Series||St. Gaudens Double Eagle|
|Year of Issue||1915|
The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coin's obverse design features Miss Liberty walking forward, seemingly about to step out of the coin. Holding high in her right hand is a torch of enlightenment and in her left hand, an olive branch symbolising peace. To the lower left, almost hidden by Miss Liberty's flowing gown, the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building can be seen. Dominating the reverse is a majestic eagle flying towards the left, bathed in sunlight. The words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and face value denomination "TWENTY DOLLARS" are inscribed in two concentric arcs above the eagle.
Before 1850, the $10 eagles were the largest denomination US coins. As the $20 coins had twice the face value of the eagle, they came to be known as "double eagles".
The motto "In God We Trust" was omitted from the initial Saint Gaudens design, as the then President Roosevelt felt that it was not appropriate to put the name of God on money. However, by act of Congress, the motto was added in mid-1908.
The 1915 US St. Gaudens Double Eagle Gold Coin was struck by the US Mint in the year 1915 and belongs to the St. Gaudens Double Eagle series of gold bullion coins. Each .900 fine gold coin contains 0.9675 troy ounce (30.0926 grams) of gold and is legal tender with a face value of $20.
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