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SERIES: St. Gaudens $20 1907-1933
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1907 $20 Saint (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
9141
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Lettered
Mintage:
361,667
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$60,375 • PCGS MS67 • 8-11-2011 • Heritage Auctions
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10
1,340
1
10
12
1,350
1
12
15
1,350
15
20
1,360
2
20
25
1,360
25
30
1,370
2
30
35
1,370
35
40
1,380
1
40
45+
1,380
45+
50+
1,425
50+
53
1,435
5
53
53+
1,435
53+
55+
1,505
55+
58+
1,535
2
58+
67+
85,000
1
67+
68
135,000
1
68
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 90,833 R-2.0 2 / 3 45 / 54
60 or Better 55,833 R-2.4 2 / 3 44 / 54
65 or Better 6,000 R-3.8 2 / 3 44 / 54
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Fox Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS67+ PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 10/2015:90, $42,594 - Heritage 4/2016:4846, $44,650

3 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2006:2757, $42,550

3 MS67 PCGS grade

John Kutasi Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3260, $37,375

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Fox Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS67+ PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 10/2015:90, $42,594 - Heritage 4/2016:4846, $44,650

3 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2006:2757, $42,550

3 MS67 PCGS grade

John Kutasi Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3260, $37,375

3 MS67 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS67 PCGS grade  

Heritage 4/2013:4611, $47,000

3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Being the first year of issue, the 1907 was widely saved as a souvenir or novelty and therefore many exist in very choice or even gem Mint State. There are also some pieces known that are truly superb, if not close to perfection. Below MS-65, this issue is really no problem to locate and gems, although scarce, can generally be found with only a little effort.

After Charles Barber made his "technical improvements" on Saint-Gaudens' original design, the relief was "flattened" significantly giving this issue (and the other No Motto issues as well) the appearance of being weakly struck, especially on Miss Liberty. Actually, the strike is generally quite sharp; it is just that the dies lacked the proper detail. Lustre on this issue is usually good but is slightly subdued (as on most of the early issues) in comparison to the later (after 1920) issues. The surfaces are the 'soft" frosty type seen on most early Saint-Gaudens pieces, particularly the Philadelphia Mint issues. Color varies greatly on this issue from a greenish gold to medium orange. Some rose gold and even coppery gold examples also exist.