Over the time that your Double Eagle Gold Coin was being minted in the us there have two major versions along with six minor deviations than it produced. The leading two versions would be the Liberty Head or Coronet that has been minted between 1849 and 1907 plus the Saint Gaudens which had been minted between 1933 and 1907.
And also for the Liberty version with this gold coin there were 3 different versions of it minted and they are highlighted below: –
1. Liberty Head without any motto though with a value over it of “Twenty D.” and was produced between 1849 and 1866.
2. The Liberty Head with a motto along with its value again showing as “Twenty D.” and so this one was minted from 1866 until 1876.
3. The actual version of the Liberty Head gold coin to remain minted between 1907 and 1877 again experienced a motto into it yet the value showing in it was “Twenty Dollars”.
When it comes to Saint Gaudens Double Eagle Gold Coin which began being minted in 1907 the 3 versions available about this are highlighted below: –
1. The 1907 version on the coin had a high relief, no motto and Roman numerals were used into it.
2. The 1907 to 1908 version in the Saint Gaudens coin rather than a high relief was included with a reduced one and again had no motto but instead of using Roman numerals, Arabic ones were utilized instead.
3. Whilst the 1908 to 1933 Saint Gaudens coin again has a low relief and Arabic numeral s because 1908 and 1907 versions did but was included with a motto now.
For reasons unknown in 1933 the then President of the United States of America, Franklin D Roosevelt decided to stop the coinage of gold and due to this it became illegal for people to obtain such metal. However collectors of coins were actually capable to secure the ones they already had and other than single time no Double Eagle Gold Coins were ever legally released which were made in 1933.
Some of the coins that have been actually minted at this time were stolen from the US Government and in the intervening years many have been completely recovered, however. Yet in 2002 one of them 1933 Double Eagle Gold Coins was put for sale with an auction. The lucky person who purchased the coin paid $7,590,020 (US Dollars) correctly.
Previous to the the highest price ever bought any old coinage was $4,140,000 for the 1804 Silver Dollar. The main reason this unique Double Eagle Gold Coin reached its vast auction sum because it is only 1 now that the US Government has deemed legal for a person to own. Yet simply because this one sold for this sort of vast sum unfortunately no others may very well go for this type of money and will never be legally sold while they have not been deemed to be legal by US Government.
Within the time that the Double Eagle Coin was being minted in the USA there have two major versions and also six minor deviations from it produced.