USA gold 20 dollar piece

 
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Object

coin

Title

USA gold 20 dollar piece

Production date

1908

Material

Gold

Dimensions

width (Whole): 33mm

Description

American $20 gold coin dated 1908 with eagle on front and Liberty on reverse.

Production person

Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Production person note

This coin uses Saint-Gaudon's original 1905 design and does not include the line "In God we Trust". The coin was created under Roosevelt's presidency, and although he was devout he believed in the seperation of Church and State.

In 1908 the design was changed to include the motto, leaving only a relatively small number produced to the original design between 1907-8.

Production place

Philadelphia

Inscription

United States of America Twenty Dollars
Liberty 1908

Object number

2011.78

On display?

Yes
 

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