US $20 Saint Gaudens Gold The $20 Saint Gaudens gold coin was designed by Irish born American sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens, and is considered the most beautiful gold coin ever produced. It was struck between 1908 and 1933. The front of the $20 Saint Gaudens gold coin features Lady Liberty in a flowing gown holding a torch in her right hand and a laurel branch in her left. The reverse features an American Eagle, with the words United States of America and the currency denomination of Twenty Dollars. The $20 Saint Gaudens coin is 90% in purity, with an actual gold content of .9675 troy ounces.