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

Number of
Required Items
59
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
65.666

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 1907 J-1778c & 1933 dates are unique rarities. As new varieties/patterns are graded they may be added to the set composite.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Louis Eliasberg 93.22% 63.47 R 63.57 60.69
2 D.L. Hansen Saint Set with 1907 Ultra High Relief 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 91.53% 65.37 65.53 60.28
DLH
3 Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection 2003 2004 89.83% 65.82 R 65.95 58.37
4 Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection 88.14% 64.05 R 64.22 57.73
5 Lord Baltimore/Park Avenue Collection 2005 89.83% 63.87 R 63.87 56.52

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 D.L. Hansen Saint Set with 1907 Ultra High Relief 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 91.53% 65.37 65.53 60.28
DLH
2 Lifetime Achievement Saint Variety Set 2011 2012 2013 88.14% 64.01 64.01 54.42
3 Park Avenue Collection Lifetime Achievment Set 2009 74.58% 64.14 64.14 44.47
4 JP 69.49% 64.46 64.46 36.39
5 Golden Boy's St. Gaudens Set 69.49% 62.31 62.31 34.95
6 KJB St. Gaudens IV 59.32% 62.91 62.91 26.96
KJB
7 orgoner 47.46% 60.48 60.48 24.66
8 JOHNV 50.85% 62.63 62.63 23.13
9 CBM.CLS(ASCP)SBB 50.85% 62.76 62.76 20.99
10 EDL 42.37% 61.21 61.21 17.06
EDL
11 QT921700 32.20% 63.23 63.23 15.64
12 alr007 28.81% 61.01 61.01 14.67
13 allin1treasures 20.34% 63.25 63.25 07.05
14 jtdean 11.86% 62.74 62.74 04.15
15 jetmclean 13.56% 64.93 64.93 03.17
16 Michel Curi II Collection 11.86% 61.77 61.77 02.80
17 Michael Wachs 10.17% 63.18 63.18 02.42
18 Bear Creek Collection 10.17% 64.22 64.22 02.01