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St. Gaudens’ lost Winged Liberty design Proofs are back in stock and now in Gold!

Winged Liberty Commemoratives

Back In-stock: Winged Liberty Commemoratives

Saint Gaudens’ lost, original design brought to life in the form of gold and silver commemorative proofs!

In January of 1905, when Teddy Roosevelt told Augustus Saint-Gaudens that he wanted the famous sculptor to redesign all of America’s coins, the eminent artist knew that he could not decline the commission. As America’s foremost sculptor of the time, Saint-Gaudens was the magnet: his work gave off an aura of warmth and creativity that drew people to him – something that’s still happening today! But there’s a nearly forgotten “secret” that many visitors to the Saint-Gaudens museum are unaware of: Lady Liberty was supposed to have a feathered headdress and wings!

2016 1 oz. High Relief Proof Gold Saint Gaudens - Winged Liberty

2016 1 oz. High Relief Proof Gold Saint Gaudens – Winged Liberty NGC GEM Proof (Mercanti Signed Label)

Images of winged female figures appear in many of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ sculptures, drawings and monuments. In fact, just two years before he began the design of a Winged Liberty coin, he had unveiled a nearly identical winged figure leading General Sherman in a major gilded bronze monument in New York City – a monument which remains a Manhattan landmark to this very day.

2016 1 oz. High Relief Proof Silver Saint Gaudens - Winged Liberty NGC PF70 UC (Mercanti Signed Label)

2016 1 oz. High Relief Proof Silver Saint Gaudens – Winged Liberty NGC PF70 UC (Mercanti Signed Label)

Ultimately, the feathered headdress and wings would be removed from Saint-Gaudens’ design at the insistence of Mint officials who believed these details were too intricate for the minting technology of the day. Recently, while exploring the archives within the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, ModernCoinMart (MCM) uncovered for themselves the whole story of the Winged Liberty. Inspired, they immediately began partnering with museum officials to see Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ and Teddy Roosevelt’s original artistic vision brought to full glory in silver & gold!

As a leader in the numismatic industry, MCM is proud to offer these Winged Liberty Commemoratives in silver, and now gold! They have already sold out of these coins once, so this could be your last chance to add Saint Gaudens’ original design to your collection.

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