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Saint-Gaudens' and President Roosevelt's Original Double Eagle Design
Finally Available to Collectors

American Coin Classic 2002 Saint-Gaudens Winged Liberty 1 oz. Gold PCGS PR69DCAM
Few coin collectors would question the designation of the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle as one of the world's most beautiful coins. But this design was actually sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens second choice. Up to now, all that remained of Saint-Gaudens' original vision was a plaster model in the National Park Service's Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire. But now collectors can finally see that nearly century old model transformed into a magnificent gold coin. One is in the permanent collection of the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, and fewer than 100 pieces are now available to collectors.

The design is similar to that used on the first 1907 high-relief Saint-Gaudens $20 gold pieces, with the dramatic addition of a crown of feathers and wings on Ms. Liberty. In a letter to President Theodore Roosevelt, Saint-Gaudens wrote that his design would feature "some kind of a (possibly winged) figure of Liberty striding energetically forward as if on a mountain top." In response, the President suggested that Saint-Gaudens design a distinctively American Liberty with an Indian feather headdress. Now, nearly 100 years later, the original design concept of Roosevelt and Saint-Gaudens has finally been realized in pure gold.

The winged Liberty obverse is combined with a majestic eagle, modeled after the national bird on Theodore Roosevelt's special inaugural medal (1905) that was sketched by Saint-Gaudens and sculpted by A. A. Weinman (creator of the "Mercury" Dime and Walking Liberty Half Dollar). This design was originally envisioned for the reverse of the $20 gold coin, but was actually used for the $10 coins.

Each of these Winged Liberty coins has a precious metal content of 1 troy oz. of pure (999 fine) gold. They are issued by Liberia with a face value of Hundred Dollars. Each coin is certified by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) as Proof-69 Deep Cameo. The frosted designs of this penultimate grade contrast with blazing mirrorlike fields, to produce a gold piece that can certainly vie for the title of "One of the World's Most Beautiful Coins."

Out of the tiny authorized mintage of only 999 Saint-Gaudens Winged Liberty Hundred Dollar coins, only a few are still available for $595 each from the distributor PandaAmerica, 3460 Torrance Blvd., Suite 100, Torrance, CA 90503. For credit card orders call (800) 472-6327 or e-mail Add $15 per order for shipping and insurance. Click here to shop online.

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