The 1909 Saint-Gaudens double eagles have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these gold coins.

1909 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

Specifications

Type: Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle
Year: 1909
Face Value: $20.00
Composition: 90% gold, 10% copper
Gold Weight: .9675 oz.
Total Weight: 33.436 grams
Current Gold Bullion Value: $2,267.96

The US minted the 1909 Saint-Gaudens double eagle with no mint mark and also the 1909 D Saint-Gaudens double eagle and 1909 S Saint-Gaudens double eagle. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the obverse side of the coin above the date.

There are two different varieties for the 1909 Saint-Gaudens double eagle with no mint mark. There is the normal date variety, and the variety with the 9 minted over 8 in the date. See the image below for reference.

1909 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Normal Date vs 9 Over 8

Series Location Quantity Minted
1909 Philadelphia 161,282
1909 D Denver 52,500
1909 S San Francisco 2,774,925

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in gold. The gold melt value for this coin is $2,267.96 as of April 14, 2024. This melt value is calculated from the current gold spot price of $2,344.15 per ounce.

The 1909 Saint-Gaudens double eagle with no mint mark and the normal date is worth around $2,200 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $2,225. In uncirculated condition the price is around $2,500 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $3,750.

The 1909 Saint-Gaudens double eagle with no mint mark and the 9 over 8 date is worth around $2,200 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $2,400. In uncirculated condition the price is around $2,600 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $4,500.

The 1909 D Saint-Gaudens double eagle is worth around $2,200 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $2,225. In uncirculated condition the price is around $4,250 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $8,000.

The 1909 S Saint-Gaudens double eagle is worth around $2,200 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $2,225. In uncirculated condition the price is around $2,300 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $2,500.

Proof coins with no mint mark are available. These coins have a matte finish. They are each valued at around $37,500 in PR 63 condition. There were 67 proof coins minted.

Grading System

Very fine- Liberty's legs and toes show minor wear. The bald eagle's feathers and left wing are worn.

Extremely fine- The drapery lines on Liberty's chest are visible. There is wear on Liberty's left breast, knee, and below. The bald eagle's feathers on its right wing and breast are bold.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

PR-63BN proof- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent. The color is brown.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1910 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle
1908 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle
1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle