1910 $20 PCGS PR63 CAC

$107,300.00 USD

The Saint-Gaudens double eagle is named for the designer, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of the premier sculptors in American history. Theodore Roosevelt imposed upon him in his last few years to redesign the nation's coinage at the beginning of the 20th century. Saint-Gaudens' work on the high-relief $20 gold piece is considered to be one of the most extraordinary pieces of art on any American coin. The mint eventually insisted on a low-relief version, as the high-relief coin took up to eleven strikes to bring up the details and did not stack correctly for banking purposes. 

By 1910 President Theodore Roosevelt’s dream of revitalizing America’s coinage was complete. While there weren’t many collectors at that time, it leaves an incredible opportunity for enthusiasts today.

David Akers stated in the 1980’s that although 167 were struck, a paltry number by any measure, significantly fewer probably left the Mint to begin with since many would have gone unsold or melted. The 1910 Saints in Proof are of the Roman finish. This would change in 1911 with the Matte finish.

While there are 68 grading events in all grades combined by PCGS and NGC, David Akers also once stated that he believed no more than 25 examples were likely known.