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: $1297.22 (9/26/2016)
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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1907 SAINT GAUDENS $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1525 1530 1535 1540 1550 1565 1575 1600 1625 1725 1800 1900 2050 2600 4300 8600 58500 - - -
$ - - - - - - 1850 1935 2200 2900 4850 13000 75500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10171
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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2/5/2006 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1358 $29,038.00
11/19/2006 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2288, 2288/Lot# 3018 $1,736.00
4/16/2008 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 3898 $6,912.65
6/11/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 383, 389/Lot# 8097 $1,955.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1136 $2,164.00
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12683 $3,671.88
1/9/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 7576 $2,585.00
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3554 $2,055.08
10/13/2013 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/13/2013, 96/Lot# 141490 $1,488.30


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1907 SAINT GAUDENS $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base21972226223322402247225422612268227422852295230823352401249528073564484110135121781979031004
2207222822352242224922562263227022782288229923172357243225993059399066061081614715235280
000000226322702278228822992317235724322599305939906606108161471500
000000226622722281229223042326237924642703331244158370114971725300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2495
Owner: Carl Beeson
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2401
Owner: davidmckay
 
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