St. Gaudens $20 Gold with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1907-1932)

Number of
Required Items
53
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.264

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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 100.00% 66.14 66.66 66.66
2 Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection 2002 2003 2004 100.00% 65.82 R 66.03 66.03
3 Fox Collection 2017 2018 100.00% 65.76 66.02 66.02
4 D. L. Hansen Collection UPDATED 100.00% 65.15 65.24 65.24
D.
5 Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor $20 Saint- Gaudens (second set) 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 98.11% 66.14 R 66.77 64.15

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Simpson 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 100.00% 66.14 66.66 66.66
2 Fox Collection 2017 2018 100.00% 65.76 66.02 66.02
3 D. L. Hansen Collection UPDATED 100.00% 65.15 65.24 65.24
D.
4 midsouthcoin 98.11% 65.30 65.42 62.84
5 Lifetime Achievement Saint Set 98.11% 64.01 64.01 61.49
6 Tom's #1 St. Gaudens $20's 98.11% 63.15 63.15 60.67
7 Blue Ox Collection V 92.45% 64.51 64.52 56.14
8 Mollie's Gold 83.02% 64.04 64.04 48.41
9 O'Branovich Collection 88.68% 58.34 58.34 47.77
10 Tony's Bottomless Pit Collection 77.36% 63.81 63.81 45.47
11 Waynes World 81.13% 61.10 61.10 42.34
12 Executive Order 6102 77.36% 62.56 62.56 40.15
13 Bedrocks-DH-Saints 73.58% 64.08 64.08 38.35
14 The Dimitra K. and Nikhil K. Sierros Collection 75.47% 62.71 62.71 37.77
15 QT921700 UPDATED 73.58% 63.72 63.72 37.63
16 psslomianyj 71.70% 62.71 62.71 34.56
17 Deegm 62.26% 64.07 64.07 33.80
18 Tom's #2 St. Gaudens $20 Set 69.81% 62.04 62.04 32.97
19 Alcon 67.92% 63.09 63.09 32.04
20 Sand Dollar Collection 62.26% 64.38 64.38 30.42

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