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: $1136.33 (2/6/2016)
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
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1670 1680 1700 1710 1725 1740 1800 1900 2050 2600 4300 8600 58500 - - -
$ - - - - - 1850 1935 2200 2900 4850 13000 75500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10245
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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4/27/1998 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1044, 1044/Lot# 2166 $1,028.63
3/1/2005 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #25032, 25032/Lot# 13610 $2,535.75
2/5/2006 NGC MS 62   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1363 $16,100.00
4/10/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131116/Lot# 24423 $1,725.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1137 $2,164.00
12/16/2012 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/16/2012, 53/Lot# 89069 $1,848.00
4/20/2014 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131417/Lot# 22463 $1,615.63
7/18/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers IAuction 3491, 6042/Lot# 21413 $2,144.38
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 820, 829/Lot# 886 $1,800.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1907 SAINT GAUDENS $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2002211721242139217622052212221922442261228523022342244524452688357945999295159172551538846
2040211921292151218522072214222722492269229023152376244525262985391961641150219116299580
000000221422272249226922902315237624452526298539196164115021911600
000000221622352255227722962328241024452607328242597729137092231500
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2445
Owner: Carl Beeson
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2445
Owner: davidmckay
 
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