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

Number of
Required Items
53
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.114

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 Elite Collection 100.00% 66.36 66.85 66.85
2 Simpson 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 10 2020 98.11% 66.14 R 66.64 66.12
3 HALFDOME 2021 2022 100.00% 65.86 66.08 66.08
4 Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection 2002 2003 2004 100.00% 65.82 R 65.94 65.94
5 D. L. Hansen Collection 2020 100.00% 65.23 65.31 65.31
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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Elite Collection 100.00% 66.36 66.85 66.85
2 HALFDOME 2021 2022 100.00% 65.86 66.08 66.08
3 D. L. Hansen Collection 2020 100.00% 65.23 65.31 65.31
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4 Hanalei Bay Saint Collection 98.11% 64.97 65.06 62.50
5 Tom's #1 St. Gaudens $20's 98.11% 63.16 63.16 60.67
6 QT921700 90.57% 63.92 63.92 54.11
7 Sooner Saint Set 84.91% 64.02 64.02 47.89
8 Mollie's Gold 79.25% 64.00 64.00 47.62
9 Sand Dollar Collection 83.02% 64.19 64.20 46.00
10 O'Branovich Collection 86.79% 58.35 58.35 45.94
11 Executive Order 6102 81.13% 63.73 63.73 44.41
12 Harmony Hollow 81.13% 61.81 61.81 42.83
13 Waynes World 81.13% 61.10 61.10 42.34
14 Bobbyy St. Gaudens $20 81.13% 61.67 61.67 42.24
15 Tony's Bottomless Pit Collection 71.70% 63.80 63.80 41.95
16 D. L. Hansen Collection (2nd Set) 71.70% 64.15 64.15 39.90
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17 GCCOL711 UPDATED 71.70% 64.73 64.73 36.95
18 Bedrocks-DH-Saints 69.81% 64.03 64.03 36.55
19 George & Shirley's $20.00 St Gaudens Gold with Major Varieties 71.70% 61.70 61.70 34.25
20 captainmikey11 67.92% 65.09 65.09 33.06

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