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St. Gaudens $20 Gold with Major Varieties, 1933 & Patterns, Circulation Strikes (1907-1933)

Number of Required Items

56
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

63.472

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)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Louis Eliasberg 98.21% 63.47 R 63.63 61.39
2 D.L. Hansen 96.43% 65.12 65.28 60.68
3 Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection 2003 2004 94.64% 65.82 R 66.07 59.10
4 Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection 92.86% 64.05 R 64.21 58.33
5 Lord Baltimore/Park Avenue Collection 2005 94.64% 63.85 R 63.85 57.11

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 D.L. Hansen 96.43% 65.12 65.28 60.68
2 Lifetime Achievement Saint Variety Set 2011 2012 2013 92.86% 64.01 64.01 54.99
3 Park Avenue Collection Lifetime Achievment Set 2009 80.36% 64.16 64.17 45.19
4 Auric Enterprises 80.36% 64.64 64.65 43.25
5 The Dimitra K. and Nikhil K. Sierros Collection 69.64% 62.73 62.73 32.47
6 JOHNV 60.71% 62.72 62.72 26.06
7 orgoner 50.00% 60.48 60.48 24.92
8 CBM.CLS(ASCP)SBB 53.57% 62.76 62.76 21.21
9 namwaj 30.36% 64.35 64.35 14.73
10 allin1treasures 23.21% 63.27 63.27 07.35
11 RDE 19.64% 63.53 63.53 04.25
12 jtdean 12.50% 62.74 62.74 04.20
13 jetmclean 14.29% 64.93 64.93 03.20
14 Michel Curi II Collection 12.50% 61.77 61.77 02.83
15 Michael Wachs 10.71% 63.18 63.18 02.45
16 Bear Creek Collection 10.71% 64.22 64.22 02.04