The $20 St. Gaudens gold coin is named after the designer of the gold coin, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This gold coin is known as one of the most beautiful American coins that have ever been produced. The $20 St. Gaudens gold coin was produced in the U.S. for little less than 30 years in the 1900s and soon became one of the most sought after gold coins.
The youngest President in American history, Theodore Roosevelt, criticized all other gold coins in circulation and claimed they were lacking beauty. Due to this statement, it resulted in the U.S. mint producing the $20 St. Gaudens gold coin. This precious metal has had a reputation for being the most sought out coin for its beauty and its rarety.