As you probably already know, $20 St Gaudens Double Eagles rank among the world’s most beautiful and desirable gold coins. Its design remains so popular that even today’s US Mint made American Eagle bullion coins are merely a COPY of this coin’s famous turn of the 20th century design.
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The United States minted roughly 70 million of these large and hefty near one ounce gold coins prior to1933. They also made 11 other denominations, varieties or sizes of US gold coins, including $1, $2 1/2, $3, $5 and $10 coins. Of all of these, the bullion rich “Saints” are the ones I am most excited about. Even their history is fascinating!
Theodore Roosevelt considered the introduction of this coin one of the most important achievements of his Presidency. Why? Keep in mind that in 1907 World War One was only 7 years away. In Europe nationalism was the rage. Patriotic songs, marches, coins, flags and art were popular. Each country was wary of their neighbors, and eager to show off their own national unity and cultural pride.
Roosevelt knew that these American $20 Saint Gaudens, as grand and impressive as any coins made since Ancient Greek and Roman times, would not go unnoticed in Europe. He hoped these coins would demonstrate to the “Old World” the energy, style and vitality of American democracy at the dawn of the 20th century. It was a symbolic way to remind the world that Uncle Sam was a force to be reckoned with.
The specific Saint Gaudens coins I am recommending to you today are NGC or PCGS certified in the mind numbing, stunningly beautiful grade of MS66. The really amazing thing is that of all the Saint Gaudens ever certified, only about 1 in 110 submitted coins have been graded and encapsulated MS66 or higher by either NGC or PCGS, the nation’s most respected independent grading services. These coins represent the CREAM of all the $20 Saints ever made.
Make no mistake, in previous rare coin bull markets the BIGGEST jumps in price have always gone to rare yet popular coins in the very highest grades. These certified MS66 Saints meet these criteria to the letter.
Even more amazing, back in 1989 these exact same coins were priced as high as $15,000. Each. If you own other less promising gold coins, either bullion or numismatic, you should talk to us about trading up to a smaller number of these MS66 Saints. Look–if you are going to keep some of your hard-earned money in gold, you might as well own truly rare and high-grade pieces. These are the coins MOST LIKELY to multiply in price when gold begins its inevitable next advance.
Of course, no one can guarantee that these or any other gold coins will increase in value. However, I strongly believe you should own at least one or two. If not for yourself, put some away for your children or grandchildren as a form of hard times insurance. I suspect some day they will be very glad you did.