Number of Required Coins : 56

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 62.039

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The $20 St. Gaudens - so called because the designer's name was Augustus St. Gaudens - was first introduced in 1907 with Roman numerals at the date and a high relief design. Later in 1907, the design was modified with the normal date (called an Arabic date) and much lower relief. Late in 1908 the motto "In God We Trust" was added to the reverse. The $20 St. Gaudens is one of the most popular coins in the world due to its beautiful design. Collectors who would never have the inclination (or the bankroll!) to build a complete set will inevitably buy at least one $20 "Saint." Private ownership of gold was outlawed in the 1930s and many coins that had not been released were melted. This created many great rarities within the series. The key issues include the 1907 High Relief (MCMVII), 1908-S, 1920-S, 1921, 1924-D, 1924-S, 1925-D, 1925-S, 1926-D, 1927-D (a major rarity), 1927-S, 1929, 1930-S, 1931, 1931-D, and 1932. The 1933 date is also a great rarity and controversy rages even today as to whether this issue is legal to own.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Louis Eliasberg Click to view Set Images 98.21%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 63.394
% Complete 98.21%
Set Rating 61.162
63.39
61.16
2 Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection 94.64%
Retired on 1/28/2005
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 65.823
% Complete 94.64%
Set Rating 58.870
65.82
58.87
3 Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection 92.86%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 64.054
% Complete 92.86%
Set Rating 58.190
64.05
58.19
4 Lord Baltimore/Park Avenue Collection Click to view Set Images 94.64%
Retired on 12/16/2005
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 63.854
% Complete 94.64%
Set Rating 57.109
63.85
57.11
5 Dr. & Mrs. Stven Duckor $20 Saint- Gaudens Complete Collection Click to view Set Images 92.86%
Retired on 2/26/2009
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 65.898
% Complete 92.86%
Set Rating 56.616
65.90
56.62
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Lifetime Achievement Saint Variety Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 92.86% 64.01 54.99
2 Park Avenue Collection Lifetime Achievment Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 80.36% 64.16 45.18
3 Auric Enterprises Click to view Set Images 80.36% 64.64 43.24
4 The Dimitra K. and Nikhil K. Sierros Collection Click to Contact Owner 69.64% 62.73 32.47
5 JOHNV Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 60.71% 62.72 26.06
6 orgoner 50.00% 60.48 24.92
7 CBM.CLS(ASCP)SBB Click to Contact Owner 53.57% 62.76 21.21
8 ChocoboLee Click to Contact Owner 46.43% 64.22 17.19
9 namwaj Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 30.36% 64.35 14.73
10 allin1treasures 23.21% 63.27 07.35
11 RDE 19.64% 63.53 04.25
12 jtdean 12.50% 62.74 04.20
13 jetmclean Click to view Set Images 14.29% 64.93 03.20
14 Michel Curi II Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 12.50% 61.77 02.83
15 Michael Wachs Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.71% 63.18 02.45
16 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.71% 64.22 02.04