The most beautiful coin in U.S. history is the design that appeared on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933. It is the design of Augustus St. Gaudens. His model was an African-American artist’s model named Hettie Anderson who actually posed for the “Liberty” design. The design on the reverse of the St. Gaudens $20 gold coin. It depicts a majestic eagle in flight, with the sun below and its rays extending upward.
Hettie Anderson was from Columbia, South Carolina. Read more about the coin and HettieAnderson by clicking this link.