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St. Gaudens $20 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1907-1932)

Number of Required Items

51
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

68.157

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 Simpson 2015 2016 100.00% 66.10 66.67 66.67
2 puifox 100.00% 65.42 65.57 65.57
3 D.L. Hansen Collection 100.00% 64.96 65.05 65.05
4 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 63.28 R 63.45 63.45
5 A & A Saints Collection 2016 UPDATED 98.04% 65.77 66.16 63.42

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Simpson 2015 2016 100.00% 66.10 66.67 66.67
2 puifox 100.00% 65.42 65.57 65.57
3 D.L. Hansen Collection 100.00% 64.96 65.05 65.05
4 A & A Saints Collection 2016 UPDATED 98.04% 65.77 66.16 63.42
5 Lifetime Achievement Basic Saint Set 2010 2011 98.04% 64.06 64.06 61.41
6 Auric Enterprises 84.31% 64.68 64.69 47.58
7 Wayne World 80.39% 61.02 61.02 40.85
8 The Dimitra K. and Nikhil K. Sierros Collection 74.51% 62.77 62.77 36.57
9 Arcs-en-ciel Santa Ana Saints 66.67% 63.66 63.66 34.73
10 Alcon 68.63% 63.14 63.14 32.09
11 The Impossible Dream 64.71% 62.63 62.63 28.73
12 Fernando Baez Guerrero 60.78% 63.79 63.79 26.89
13 rsh442 50.98% 63.55 63.55 19.43
14 Gl3nn 37.25% 64.94 64.94 18.52
15 St. Gaudens Gold 43.14% 64.36 64.36 15.69
16 GregM 39.22% 63.47 63.47 14.95
17 mlh1946 39.22% 60.97 60.97 13.10
18 The Tuna Collection 35.29% 63.19 63.19 11.75
19 Parry 3 Collection 21.57% 63.97 63.97 07.67
20 franks78 17.65% 61.73 61.73 07.65

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