Certified Saint Gaudens Gold Coins Posted by James Randolph on January 12, 2010
Certified Saint Gaudens Gold Coins
Certified Saint Gaudens gold coins, especially the design for the 1907 to 1933 Double Eagle, are considered by many to be the most beautiful of American coins. Certified Saint Gaudens gold coins are the 1907 Double Eagle and the 1907 to 1933 Indian Head Eagle.
Saint Gaudens was Irish born and raised in New York City. After studying in Europe, he returned to the United States and received acclaim for his statues of American Civil War heroes. Then President Teddy Roosevelt asked Saint Gaudens to redesign American coins at the beginning of the 20th century; however, the famous sculptor was ill and only completed work on the Gold Eagle and Double Eagle before he died.
Because of the gold confiscation of 1933, virtually all of the Saint Gaudens eagles and double eagles in circulation were taken by the United States government and melted down. Thus all of the remaining Saint Gaudens gold coins instantly became rare. Because gold coins in collections were exempted from the confiscation, there are still investment grade certified Saint Gaudens gold coins available for the interested investor.
The original double eagle design was a high relief version that was changed after only 12,367 were minted in 1907. Circulated versions of these coins typically sell for over $10,000 and uncirculated specimens begin at over half a million dollars.
Of all the Saint Gaudens’ Indian Head Eagle $10 gold pieces, the 1933 version is extremely rare as apparently most were destroyed before leaving the mint. A few proof versions of this coin were minted from 1907 to 1915.
For information on potential investments in Saint Gaudens gold coins, it is best to contact an expert in the field such as the Certified Gold Exchange. The company offers expert assistance and possesses a sterling, A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Senior Staff Writer – Certified Gold Exchange