Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 361,667
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1454.60 (9/20/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2019

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1907 SAINT GAUDENS $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1480 1480 1480 1520 1520 1520 1530 1550 1550 1650 1670 1950 2050 2600 3600 7250 58500 110000 - -
$ - - - - - - 1850 2000 2100 2900 4075 9750 80000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 11075
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1907 SAINT GAUDENS $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1156733241135971357731032160729988---11075
---------------14241---30
-------------21138103----64
-----------------3----3
Total----11567332411359713579311421997431289---11172
 ----0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %2 %1 %9 %32 %28 %20 %7 %1 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
2/28/1996 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0819, 819/Lot# 866 $633.00
10/16/2001 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21104, 21104/Lot# 4729 $501.00
11/4/2004 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #358, 358/Lot# 8966 $6,555.00
3/12/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 130, 135/Lot# 1684 $793.50
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1676 $2,990.00
5/3/2010 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The May 2010 Online Auction, 54/Lot# 984 $1,753.75
7/21/2010 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2893, 2893/Lot# 1955 $2,300.00
6/1/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 5159 $1,955.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1279 $2,925.00
4/27/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/27/2014, 173/Lot# 169402 $1,705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1907 SAINT $20 MS GAUDENS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base21972226223322402247225422612268227422852295230823352401249528073564484110135121781979031004
2207222822352242224922562263227022782288229923172357243225993059399066061081614715235280
000000226322702278228822992317235724322599305939906606108161471500
000000226622722281229223042326237924642703331244158370114971725300
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3564
Owner: David Benjamin
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3564
Owner: JimK2012
 
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