Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-127
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1023.13 (11/29/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered; large letters.
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1907 SAINT GAUDENS $20 MS obverse 1907 SAINT GAUDENS $20 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: After much struggle Charles Barber greatly reduced the relief for the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle from the original design. Finally, the coins could be struck in large numbers. The digits in the date were changed to Arabic numerals and over 300,000 coins were released in late 1907. Most examples seen are Mint State and Gems can be found with little effort. Many were shipped to European banks and are still being found to this day among recent gold shipments. The finest business strike example I have seen is in the Smithsonian collection. The coin is nearly flawless and would easily grade MS 68. None have been graded by NGC above the MS 67 level, with one selling in that grade for $27,600 in 2008. A unique example is known in matte proof that was part of the earlier mentioned Colonel North set of Saint–Gaudens coinage.


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Total Graded: 10148
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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12/6/2015 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1227/Lot# 8289

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9/15/1997 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0980, 980/Lot# 1916 $1,160.50
10/6/2000 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2000 October Long Beach Sale #238, 238/Lot# 7987 $1,495.00
5/27/2003 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23061, 23061/Lot# 14011 $1,092.50
2/5/2006 NGC MS 63   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1362 $24,150.00
6/11/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 383, 389/Lot# 8097 $1,955.00
8/7/2010 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1909 $4,485.00
3/13/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131112/Lot# 26798 $1,615.75
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1141 $1,930.00
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/03/2013, 60/Lot# 99114 $2,640.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1907 SAINT GAUDENS $20 MS
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2445
Owner: Carl Beeson
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2445
Owner: davidmckay
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