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

Number of
Required Items
51
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.252

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 User
1 Simpson 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 66.12 66.64 66.64
2 puifox 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 65.72 65.97 65.97
3 D.L. Hansen Collection 100.00% 65.15 65.25 65.25
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4 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 63.28 R 63.44 63.44
5 A & A Saints Collection 2016 98.04% 65.79 R 66.10 63.37

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Simpson 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 66.12 66.64 66.64
2 puifox 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 65.72 65.97 65.97
3 D.L. Hansen Collection 100.00% 65.15 65.25 65.25
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4 Lifetime Achievement Basic Saint Set 2010 2011 98.04% 64.06 64.06 61.41
5 Santa Ana Saints 80.39% 63.65 63.65 43.66
6 Wayne World 80.39% 61.02 61.02 40.85
7 JNP Saints 62.75% 63.34 63.34 40.83
8 The Dimitra K. and Nikhil K. Sierros Collection 76.47% 62.73 62.73 38.11
9 Sand Dollar Collection 68.63% 64.14 64.14 34.72
10 psslomianyj 72.55% 62.69 62.69 34.71
11 Keri St. Guadens $20 Gold (1907-1932) 60.78% 63.86 63.86 34.31
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12 Alcon 68.63% 63.14 63.14 32.09
13 Little2016 66.67% 63.48 63.48 30.43
14 The Impossible Dream 66.67% 62.74 62.74 30.07
15 Fernando Baez Guerrero 66.67% 60.16 60.16 29.09
16 KJB St. Gaudens 64.71% 62.95 62.95 28.62
17 George & Shirley's $20.00 Gold 52.94% 62.50 62.50 23.24
18 The Luna Collection 43.14% 65.09 65.24 23.19
19 SEMPERFI GOLDEN SAINTS 49.02% 64.78 64.78 21.95
20 mlh1946 54.90% 59.71 59.71 20.73

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