Saint-Gaudens' use of this motif on the new double eagle satisfied Theodore Roosevelt's demand for heightened sculptural quality in American coinage reminiscent of the ancient Greeks.
The design was especially effective in conveying a three-dimensional effect when executed in High Relief as originally intended.
The new double eagle also fulfilled a symbolic role.
Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, was commonly represented on Greek coinage. Similarly, the U.S. was quickly becoming a dominant world power, a position it sought to convey and ensure through its coinage.
*Only 12,367 High Reliefs were coined, mostly of the Wire Rim variant.
The NGC population stands at only 6 (including a Star example) with 3 higher.
Listed at $235,000 in the NGC price guide. PCGS has it listed even Higher.
Today it’s Priced to Sell at: $168,750
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