This coin was minted in San Francisco three years after the 1906 earthquake devastated the City. Over 3000 people were killed. The mint was partially destroyed but was rebuilt a year later.
Mints in Philadelphia and Denver took on additional work until the SFO mint reopened. 1909 was a memorable year as both Shackleton and Peary carried out expeditions to the South and North Poles.
Gaudens' creation, showing Lady Liberty in flowing gown on the front and the full eagle on the reverse, has been called the single most magnificent coin of any era in US history. This MS 64 piece is a perfect example! The item "$20 Gold St.Gaudens Double Eagle 1909S MS64" is in sale since Monday, August 27, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Gold (Pre-1933)\$20, Double Eagle". The seller is "elizabetmusolin_0" and is located in Reeds Spring, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States.