20 Dollars, United States, 1907

20 Dollars, United States, 1907

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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
date made
place made
United States
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall:.3 cm x 3.4 cm; 1/8 in x 1 11/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Benjamin and Harvey G. Stack
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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