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Augustus Saint-Gaudens: American Coin Sculptor

August 8, 2015 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins

By: libertycoin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

Augustus Saint Gaudens

Coin enthusiasts far and wide appreciate the groundbreaking design of the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. This Beaux-Arts wonder was meant to bring U.S. currency into the twentieth century, and its beauty remains unmatched. The story of the man behind the gold coin is equally impressive, though not as well known.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens was born in Dublin, Ireland, but left the country as an infant when his family fled the Great Famine of the 1840s. After arriving at Ellis Island in 1848, the Saint-Gaudens family settled in New York City. Augustus’ father, a Frenchman by birth, decided that his son should begin to… Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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