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Roosevelt Inaugural Medal, 1905


This is how Augustus Saint-Gaudens signed his medal.


The block capital letters, combined with the classical-styled “U” create a special lettering derived from ancient Roman style not typically seen in American numismatics.


The use of Roman numerals for the date of the inauguration would be repeated in two years on the Double Eagle Saint-Gaudens would design.


Legendary Beauties The following objects are in this section.
Ancient Greek Silver Coin (Dekadrachm), about 400 B.C.E.United States, 20 Dollars, 1906 (Pattern)United States 10 Dollars, 1907 (Pattern)
Roosevelt Inaugural Medal, 1905United States, 20 Dollars, 1907United States, 10 Dollars, 1908
United States, 20 Dollars, 1907 (Pattern)United States, 20 Dollars, 1907 
United States, 20 Dollars, 1907 (Experimental)United States. 20 Dollars, 1908 (Matte Proof) 
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