Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 361,667
Catalog: KM-127
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.436g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1225.53 (10/28/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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

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Total Graded: 10177
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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9/6/2004 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1836 $2,875.00
5/15/2006 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2204, 2204/Lot# 2239 $1,792.00
12/20/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 205, 211/Lot# 8139 $5,931.70
4/24/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131118/Lot# 29109 $2,070.00
11/6/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131146/Lot# 25536 $1,897.50
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1279 $2,925.00
10/13/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/13/2013, 96/Lot# 141455 $1,717.10
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 8181 $1,540.43

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1907 SAINT GAUDENS $20 MS
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2495
Owner: Carl Beeson
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2401
Owner: davidmckay
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