Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-Pn1874
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1157.23 (12/28/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Plain.
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1907 EX HIGH RELIEF LETTERED EDGE $20 PF obverse 1907 EX HIGH RELIEF LETTERED EDGE $20 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This is probably the most magnificent coin to have ever been produced. The coin was designed by Augustus Saint–Gaudens who was America’s greatest living artist at the time. Unfortunately, the coins were impractical to strike and these patterns are all that remain of the initial efforts by Saint–Gaudens. There are about 14 or 15 examples known. The first coin struck has a plain edge. The die was cracked and replaced. This example first surfaced in the incredible set offered in the early 1908s by Stack’s as the Colonel North set. Some experts speculate that the set actually came from the Charles Barber family. Two are known with inverted edge lettering, one of which is lightly circulated (can you imagine). The Smithsonian collection contains three examples of this fabulous issue. Most of the known examples are superb, with the finest coins graded PR 69. I have often stated that it’s a shame that 1907 Ultra High Relief Double Eagles cost so much. Every collector would own one if it were possible.


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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3
Low Grade: 67
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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11/3/2005 PCGS PF 69   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX The Phillip Morse Collection #392, 392/Lot# 6522 $2,990,000.00
1/3/2007 PCGS PF 68   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 3258 $1,840,000.00
5/30/2012 PCGS PF 69   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4438 $2,760,000.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1907 EX HIGH RELIEF LETTERED EDGE $20 PF
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