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United States of America, 20 Dollar 1908

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United States of America, 20 Dollar 1908 (obverse) United States of America, 20 Dollar 1908 (reverse)

This coin, first minted in 1907, made history under the name of "Double Eagle." It was designed by the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens and is a genuine masterpiece – doubtless the most beautiful American coin of all times. The obverse shows Liberty striding along, a flambeau in her right hand and an olive branch as symbol of peace in her left. A radiant sun rises in the background, and in the left lower corner the United States Capitol is depicted. 46 stars surround the Liberty – each for every federal state of the time. On the reverse, an eagle ascends on power wings into the skies.

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