Category Archives: Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Rare Mint State 1907 Rolled Rim $10 Gold Offered in June Heritage Signature Auction

Heritage Auctions is proud to offer a true rarity as part of the US Coins Signature Auction, which has been moved from Long Beach to Heritage Auctions’ global headquarters in Dallas, June 4-7 due to the cancellation of the Long Beach Expo. One of only 50 pieces released and around 40 estimated to survive today, […]

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Coin Profiles: United States 1924 Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin

Description: Acclaimed as one of the most beautiful and artistic numismatic designs ever realized in the United States, the Saint-Gaudens $20 gold double eagle is one of the most famous of all American coin types. Its existence came only at the insistence of President Theodore Roosevelt, who sought for years to beautiful America’s humdrum coin […]

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Coin Profiles: United States 1923 Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin

Description: The Saint-Gaudens $20 gold double eagle is one of the most famous of all American coin types, acclaimed as one of the most beautiful and artistic numismatic designs ever realized in the United States. Its existence came only at the insistence of President Theodore Roosevelt, who sought for years to beautiful America’s humdrum coin […]

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New American Gold, Silver Eagle Reverses Coming in 2021

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The United States Mint has announced new reverse designs will be coming to the popular American Silver Eagle (ASE) and American Gold Eagle (AGE) coins in 2021. The silver and gold eagles, released in 1986 as the first coins of the United States Mint American Eagle bullion coin program, […]

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CAC-Approved Gem 1908 No Motto Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Coin Among Highlights at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. Tomorrow on Sunday, August 11, bidding ends for this 1908 Saint-Gaudens No Motto $20 double eagle gold coin, graded MS-66+ by PCGS and approved by CAC. The coin is just one of several highlights that will close at this week’s GreatCollections Certified Coin Auctions sale. At the time of publication, the price […]

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United States Mint American Gold Eagle 2019 1oz Uncirculated Coin on Sale June 13

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2019 American Gold Eagle One Ounce Uncirculated Coin (product code 19EH) on June 13 at noon EDT. This coin is a collector version of the Mint’s American Gold Eagle Bullion Coin. Struck at the United States Mint at West Point, the obverse features a version of […]

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United States Mint to Issue American Eagle Gold Proof Coins March 7

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2019 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 7 at noon EST. Product options are below. The individual coins and the four-coin sets are packaged in satin-lined burgundy velvet presentation cases housed inside a burgundy outer box. All options include a Certificate of Authenticity. Coin prices […]

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1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal and Obverse Die

1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Charles Barber Bronze, 38.1 mm, R.5. One of our favorite so-called dollars, the Saint-Gaudens/Barber HK-223. This is the medal that began the entire Charles Barber-Augustus Saint-Gaudens rivalry and controversy. The well-known Columbian Exposition prize medal was Augustus Saint-Gaudens first attempt to work with Mint officials. “The […]

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Choice 1907 Saint Gaudens High Relief Wire Edge to Sell at GreatCollections Auction

CoinWeek Staff Reports….. A choice uncirculated 1907 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle graded MS63 by PCGS is one of several interesting highlights that will close at this week’s GreatCollections Certified Coin Auctions sale. With less than five days to go, the lot has received more than 20 bids and reached a price of $15,500 ($17,437.50 with […]

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Classic US Coins – The Walking Liberty Short Set, 1941-1947

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….. The Walking Liberty short set is getting hot right now, and I for one couldn’t be happier. Adolph Weinman’s Walking Liberty half dollar is one of the most beautiful coins ever produced in the United States, and Collectors have long respected it as one of the great American coins. […]

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Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles Available Through Heritage Auctions

Volume written by Roger Burdette and edited by Heritage Auctions experts breaks down history of popular collectible coin DALLAS, Texas (July 13, 2018) – The definitive resource on the history of one of the world’s most popular collector coins, Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse and Steven Duckor Collections, written by Roger […]

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United States Mint 1oz Uncirculated American Gold Eagle Coin on Sale July 12

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2018 American Gold Eagle One Ounce  Uncirculated Coin (product code 18EH) July 12 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This coin is a collector version of the Mint’s American Gold Eagle Bullion Coin. Struck at the United States Mint at West Point, the obverse features a version […]

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The Once and Future King: A (Brief) History of Gold Coins in America

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….   Long appreciated for its beauty, rarity and practicality, gold is the ultimate coining material. It’s true that even rarer metals can be made into bullion coins, and cheaper, more common substances make up our circulating coinage. But gold and alloys of gold have been there from […]

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United States Mint Sets 2018 Release Dates for Several New Coins

2018 Silver Eagle and Palladium Proof Coins Among Anticipated Upcoming Releases By CoinWeek News Staff …. Over the weekend, the United States Mint added several new items to their official release schedule for 2018. July The Mint has two products scheduled for release in july. The 2018 American Gold Eagle one-ounce Uncirculated coin goes on […]

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The 1933 Double Eagle: America’s Most Notorious Coin

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek ….. If you ever thought that it would be cool to own a 1933 Double Eagle, think again. The handful of people who have “owned” specimens of the notorious coin have been famously unlucky. But what’s so unlucky about owning one of the most coveted American coins struck in the […]

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Sales open for 2018 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 1

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for 2018 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 1 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
The American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are the collector versions of the Mint’s American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins

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Sales open for 2018 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 1

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for 2018 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 1 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
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US Coins – America’s African-American Numismatic Legacy

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. When we sit down to write, we have a few guiding principles. One of our basic assumptions is that the market for modern American coinage is underdeveloped and undervalued. It’s a market full of opportunities for anyone with an eye for value investing and collectors with a soft spot […]

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Classic US Coins – Building a Set of Buffalo Nickels at Very Low Cost

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #396 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ….. With more than two dozen dates costing less than $20 each and a half-dozen costing less than $2 each, a set of Very Fine to Extremely Fine grade ‘Normal Date’ Buffalo nickels can […]

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2018 Gold & Silver Eagles Now Available for Pre-Order at APMEX

APMEX, the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is thrilled to announce that the 2018 American Gold & Silver Eagles are now available to pre-order. As an authorized purchaser, APMEX is able to buy Gold and Silver Eagles coins directly from the U.S. Mint, meaning APMEX customers will be among the first to receive their coins in […]

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Stack’s Bowers Offers Near-Gem 1908 Motto Indian Eagle at September Online Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …… The 1908 Motto Indian eagle is among the most popular of the series. It was the first Indian eagle to display IN GOD WE TRUST on the reverse, despite President Roosevelt’s belief that the placement of such a motto was “in effect irreverence, which comes […]

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Whitman Publishing Releases Overview of So-Called Dollars

The third edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins) includes a 10-page full-color appendix on So-Called Dollars, a class of nearly 800 different historical medals, many of them struck by the United States Mint. The section’s author, Jeff Shevlin, is a specialist in the field. He defines […]

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U.S. Coins Realize Over $12.4 Million in Stack’s Bowers 2017 ANA Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money met with incredible success, realizing a total of $19.2 million across all sessions, including over $12.4 million in United States coins. Showcasing the High Rise Collection, the Magnolia Collection, and other important properties, the sale offered an incomparable lineup of rarities […]

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10 Great Moments That Shaped American Coin Collecting, Part 1

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….. Selecting with absolute precision 10 of the greatest moments in the history of coin collecting in the United States is a daunting task. Numismatics has enjoyed more than 160 years of growth in the U.S. since its murky beginnings in the early 19th century. Its rollicking career has […]

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U.S. Coin Rarities Highlight Stack’s Bowers Official Auction of 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present an incredible lineup of United States coins in their Official Auction of the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money, August 1-5 in Denver, Colorado. Showcasing the High Rise Collection, the Magnolia Collection, and other important properties, this sale is poised to be the numismatic event of the summer […]

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2017 American Gold Eagle Uncirculated Coin Available June 1

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2017 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin (product code17EH) on June 1 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This coin is a collector version of the Mint’s American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin. Struck at the United States Mint at West Point, the obverse features a version […]

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Circulated Liberty Head Double Eagle $20 Gold Coins, Type 1

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #379 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Liberty Head double eagle $20 gold coins were minted from 1850 to 1907. Before 1850, the largest U.S. coin denomination was the $10 gold piece (the eagle). This discussion is about collecting […]

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Gold & Silver PAC March 2017 e-Newsletter: Tax Edition

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver PAC ….. It’s tax time. Some expert tips to make sure you are in compliance with the law. Internet Sales Tax Although congress has not had any discussions about interstate sales taxes for cross-state purchases, the National Governors Association (NGA) did have some discussions about the issue during […]

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United States Mint Opens Sales for 2017 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins Today

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for 2017 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 2 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Available product options are as follows: Each coin is sealed in a protective capsule and packaged in a handsome, satin-lined velvet presentation case, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. There is no […]

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United States Mint Opens Sales for 2017 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins Today

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for 2017 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 2 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Available product options are as follows: Each coin is sealed in a protective capsule and packaged in a handsome, satin-lined velvet presentation case, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. There is no […]

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For Coins, This Is a Postmodern Era (or, R.I.P. The Modern Era: 1932-1982)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. Don’t worry. This isn’t an essay on literary theory, or some nostalgic lament. Instead, we’d like to take a moment to explain something critical to our understanding of the stylistic and political implications behind what’s known as the Modern Era of U.S. coinage, and how that […]

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The Folly of Legislating Art: Revisiting a 1998 Interview with John Veach Noble

The MCMVII (1907) Ultra High Relief Saint-Gaudens double eagle is widely considered one of America’s most beautiful designs. This PF-69 rarity with Lettered Edge sold in a Stack’s Bowers auction for $2

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Coin Collecting Strategies – Building a Type Set of U.S. $10 Gold Eagle Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #357 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Just seven coins are needed for a regular type set of gold eagles (U.S. $10 Gold eagle coins). The purpose here is to discuss building such a set without spending a fortune, […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #42: Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz on the State of Modern Coins – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #42: Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz on the State of Modern Coins Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Joel Iskowitz is a prolific designer of U.S. coins, having served in the U.S. Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program since 2003. In this special […]

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Farran Zerbe: Numismatist – Promoter – Hustler

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek …. Historians state that “Everybody was Somebody” in the small population of the Thirteen Colonies at the time of the American Revolution. People who would be lost in a population of 300 million had a vastly greater opportunity to shine in a population of 10 or 12 million. So […]

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Classic US Coins – Art and Numismatics

Collecting coins based on art is an endless journey and one that should give you a different perspective of the hobby By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Last week I had the pleasure of traveling with a friend to Cornish, New Hampshire on a very interesting numismatic road trip. Cornish, New Hampshire […]

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Collecting Classic Gold Commemorative Coinage (1903-1926)

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… This is a great time to collect one of the most interesting and attractive United States coins series My last article focused on classic commemorative silver coins struck from 1892 to 1954. As enumerated, there are many compelling reasons to collect this long-ignored series. Nearly all […]

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Museum Honors Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell

National Museum of American History Inaugural “Great Americans” Award By Smithsonian Museum …..   The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is presenting its inaugural “Great Americans” award to two former Secretaries of State, Madeleine K. Albright and Colin Powell, during individual ceremonies September 7 and December 7. The “Great Americans” program, supported by David […]

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10 Years of Surveys Pays for Longtime Collector – Winner of $20 High Relief in Heritage Auctions Survey Drawing

Mercury dime collector and serial entrepreneur, Randal Sadler, wins Annual Numismatic Survey prize Heritage Auctions has awarded a Mint State 1907 High Relief Saint-Gaudens double eagle to longtime collector Randal Sadler as the Grand Prize in its annual, 2016 numismatic survey. The renown American classic was certified by NGC as MS61 Wire Rim, and its […]

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First Read: The Gold Indians of Bela Lyon Pratt by Allan Schein

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Review by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …. The Gold Indians of Bela Lyon Pratt by Allan Schein The period of our nation’s monetary history that began shortly after the turn of the century and ran until about 1932 or ’33 […]

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Classic US Coins – The Walking Liberty Short Set, 1941-1947

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….. The Walking Liberty short set is getting hot right now, and I for one couldn’t be happier. Adolph Weinman’s Walking Liberty half dollar is one of the most beautiful coins ever produced in the United States, and Collectors have long respected it as one of the great American coins. […]

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So-Called Dollars Debut in Whitman Mega Red Book

Deluxe Edition of The Guide Book of U.S. Coins will showcase So-Called Dollars By Jeff Shevlin …… According to Kenneth Bressett, editor for the Red Book, “The growing interest in medal collecting has prompted the publishers of Whitman’s Guide Book of United States Coins to acknowledge the important role medals have for today’s collector community, […]

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2016 American Eagle 1 oz Gold Uncirculated Coin Goes on Sale April 7

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin (product code 16EH) starting April 7 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Pricing for the coin is in accordance with the Mint pricing schedule for gold coins. These products are priced according to the range in which they appear […]

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US Coins – An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……   Historical Background The entire run of American coinage received a major overhaul and aesthetic upgrade between 1907 and 1921. Each and every denomination was redesigned, and with the exception of the two-and-a-half and five-dollar gold coins, each had its own unique appearance. These designs were a clear departure from […]

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America’s African-American Numismatic Legacy

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. When we sit down to write, we have a few guiding principles. One of our basic assumptions is that the market for modern American coinage is underdeveloped and undervalued. It’s a market full of opportunities for anyone with an eye for value investing and collectors with a soft spot […]

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The Once and Future King: A (Brief) History of Gold Coins in America

By Ron Drzewucki for Modern Coin Wholesale…. Long appreciated for its beauty, rarity and practicality, gold is the ultimate coining material. It’s true that even rarer metals can be made into bullion coins, and cheaper, more common substances make up our circulating coinage. But gold and alloys of gold have been there from the beginning […]

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