St. Gaudens Double Eagle W/ Motto (1907 - 1933)
The Saint-Gaudens double eagle, or $20 gold piece, stands above the the other US Coin designs as the single most magnificent coin in U.S. history.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens was a towering figure in the sphere of American fine arts. His brilliance and renown brought him to the attention of [...]
Liberty Head Double Eagle Type III (1877 - 1907)
From 1850, when the first regular issue double eagle was struck, to 1933, when the denomination was suspended by the emergency decree of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, more than 174 million pieces were minted.
The Liberty double eagle design is credited to James B. Longacre but has its [...]
Liberty Head Eagle w/ Motto (1866 - 1907)
The $10 eagle issued since 1866 was a continuation of the original design by Christian Gobrecht which was also used on the Quarter eagle and Half Eagles, and featured a Coronet Head, a neoclassic head of Liberty adorned with a coronet inscribed LIBERTY. Thirteen stars surround [...]
$5.00 Liberty Head Half Eagle w/ Motto (1866 - 1908)
The $5 gold half eagle was familiar in American economic life. It had been in constant use since the early days of the Republic and was one of the longest lasting denominations in United States history.
The contemporary half eagle coin minted since 1839 and in use [...]
Three Dollar Gold Pieces (1854 - 1889)
This unusual denomination was created by the Mint Act of February 21, 1853, which authorized a three-dollar gold coin. Congress and Mint Director Robert Maskell Patterson were convinced that the new coin would speed purchases of three-cent stamps by the sheet and of the silver three-cent coins in roll [...]
Liberty Head Quarter Eagle (1840 - 1907)
Christian Gobrecht’s Coronet design used on the quarter eagle starting in 1840. The design as finally adopted featured a large head of Liberty facing left, wearing a wide coronet inscribed with the word LIBERTY. The reverse featured the heraldic eagle with its wings spread from rim to rim with [...]
Gold Dollar Type 1 (1849 - 1854)
The Type 1 Gold dollar was produced from 1849 to 1854. Composed of 90% pure gold, it was the smallest denomination of gold currency ever produced in the United States. When the US system of coinage was originally designed there had been no plans for a gold dollar coin, [...]