This coin, first minted in 1907, made history under the name of "Double Eagle." It was designed by the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens and is a genuine masterpiece – doubtless the most beautiful American coin of all times. The obverse shows Liberty striding along, a flambeau in her right hand and an olive branch as symbol of peace in her left. A radiant sun rises in the background, and in the left lower corner the United States Capitol is depicted. 46 stars surround the Liberty – each for every federal state of the time. On the reverse, an eagle ascends on power wings into the skies.