Coin Specifications

Category: St. 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: $1234.53 (10/23/2017)
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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1907 SAINT GAUDENS $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1525 1530 1535 1540 1550 1565 1575 1600 1625 1725 1800 1950 2050 2450 4000 7900 58500 - - -
$ - - - - - - 1850 2000 2100 2800 4750 8500 80000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10179
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/29/1998 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1062, 1062/Lot# 2078 $1,213.25
6/10/2003 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23063, 23063/Lot# 14065 $2,415.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 4049 $2,127.50
3/15/2007 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 ANA Charlotte National Money Show Auction, Presented by Robert Korver #432, 432/Lot# 2342 $1,955.00
1/24/2012 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 10748 $1,897.50
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1136 $2,164.00
4/7/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/07/2013, 69/Lot# 108423 $2,640.00
11/24/2013 PCGS MS 92   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 779, 788/Lot# 801 $3,990.00


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: JimK2012
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2495
Owner: 123cents
 
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