«The Fascination of Gold»

United States of America, 20 Dollars 1916

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United States of America, 20 Dollars 1916 (obverse) United States of America, 20 Dollars 1916 (reverse)

At the turn of the 20th century, President Theodore Roosevelt decided to have the American gold coins redesigned. He commissioned the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to draft of the dies. The obverse design of the 20 dollar-coin featured Miss Liberty, the personification of freedom, with a torch and an olive branch in front of the rising sun. On the reverse, the artist had an eagle flying over the sun.

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