20 Dollars, United States, 1907

20 Dollars, United States, 1907

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 20 dollar coin
United States, 1907
Obverse Image: Full-length Liberty holding a torch in her right hand and olive branch in left. Capitol Dome in lower left; rays of sun in background; stars around rim.
Obverse Text: LIBERTY / MCMVII
Reverse Image: Eagle flying through rays of sun.
Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / TWENTY DOLLARS
Edge: E PLURIBUS UNUM divided by stars.
Description
In 1905, inspired by the high relief of ancient Greek coins, President Theodore Roosevelt asked eminent sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to redesign American coinage. Saint-Gaudens died in 1907, but not before giving the nation what many consider to be the most artistic American coin ever made – the Saint-Gaudens double eagle.
Object Name
coin
date made
1907
maker
United States Mint
designer
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
place made
United States
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.3 cm x 3.4 cm; 1/8 in x 1 11/32 in
ID Number
NU.NU76757
accession number
252089
catalog number
NU76757
Credit Line
Benjamin and Harvey G. Stack
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Exhibition
The Value of Money
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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