$20 St. Gaudens Gold Piece (1907-1933)
Many collectors consider this coin to be the most beautiful in the world, and it’s easy to see why. This inspired design was created by Augustus St. Gaudens. The first examples minted in 1907 were struck in high relief, giving the coins the appearance of having been sculpted. As beautiful as the coins were, they were impractical for use in commerce, so the design was modified slightly. The motto IN GOD WE TRUST was added to the reverse of the coins in mid-1908. Many dates in this series are extremely rare due to the melting that took place in the 1930s when private ownership of gold was outlawed for U.S. citizens. Fortunately, many of these coins were stored in European bank vaults rather than being relinquished to the U. S. government, and over the years they have made their way into the hands of appreciative collectors and investors around the world.
$10 Liberty Gold Piece (1838-1907)
The $10 gold piece, also known as the eagle, was first minted in 1795. The design offered here is called the $10 Liberty, and it was introduced in 1838. This coin is precisely double the weight of the half eagle and four times the weight of the quarter eagle.
$10 Indian Gold Piece (1907-1933)
This coin was designed by the world-famous sculptor Augustus St. Gaudens at the request of President Theodore Roosevelt. The first coins (1907-early 1908) did not have the motto IN GOD WE TRUST, as Roosevelt objected to its use on coinage. The motto was restored by an act of Congress in 1908. The edge shows 46 stars, one for each state in the Union at the time. In 1912, two more stars were added when New Mexico and Arizona achieved statehood.
$5 Liberty Gold Piece (1839-1908)
The $5 Liberty gold piece, also known as the half eagle, was first minted in 1795. The design offered here is called the $5 Liberty, and it was introduced in 1839. It is the only United States coin to be struck at seven different Mints.
$5 Indian Gold Piece (1908-1929)
This coin looks almost exactly like the $2 1/2 Indian gold piece, except that it weighs precisely twice as much. Many of the coins struck for this series were never released, and were later melted by the U. S. government in the 1930s.
$2 1/2 Liberty Gold Piece (1840-1907)
The $2 1/2 Liberty gold piece, also known as the quarter eagle, was first minted in 1796. The design offered here is called the $2 1/2 Liberty, and it was introduced in 1840. It is the smallest coin of the four denominations in the set, both in face value and gold content.
$2 1/2 Indian Gold Piece (1908-1929)
This popular coin was created using an incuse design that is not seen on any other United States coins except for the $5 Indian, which is also part of this offering. Instead of being struck in relief, this coin’s devices (Indian, eagle, date, lettering, etc.) are actually recessed into the gold Planchet (the blank disc that becomes a coin when it is struck by the dies