Current Spot Prices:
9:52 AM Thu. Dec 01, 2022 (USMT)
$1,798.85 $28.87
$22.50 $0.27

Investor Note: Due to opportunities in the historic US coin market to procure discounted volume groupings and date-specific options, all transactions and quotes for Brilliant Uncirculated $20 St. Gaudens are handled via phone only. Please call with your inquiry.  

United States $20 St. Gaudens
Grade: AU+/UNC/BU
Minted: 1907 - 1932
Actual Gold Content: .9675 troy ounce


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One could argue that US. $20 St. Gaudens Gold Coins are one of the best portfolio choices for asset preservation/safety-net oriented owners.  Owners seeking portfolio protection will appreciate the fact the these coins, while trending directly with the spot price of gold over time, also participate in the periods of premium expansion seen during ‘flight to safety episodes’ - the most recent of which occurred during 2008/09 financial crisis (see graphs below).  Such 'double-barrel' profit potential is only accentuated by the $20 St. Gaudens' historic (pre-1933) designation and the associated insulation against the possibility of future government intervention.  

Explaining further, $20 gold pieces are a unique combination of one of the safest and most liquid forms of gold ownership, but also potentially one of the most lucrative - specifically in situations that safe-haven investors describe as the scenarios in which they are most likely to rely on their gold positions.  For example, individuals who purchased BU $20 St. Gaudens in May of 2008 would have enjoyed a doubling of their investment by December 2009, during which the gold price itself had only appreciated $250/oz.

Uncirculated $20 St. Gaudens, like all graded $20 gold pieces, saw cycle lows in terms of their premiums to underlying gold value in 2019.  Due to broad increases in physical gold demand over the past year, premiums on the Uncirculated $20 St. Gaudens have once again turned upward, but remain attractive by historical standards.

 Graph of the price performance of the Uncirculated $20 St. Gaudens from year 2000 to present. Also graphed is the spot price of gold over the same period.

Graph of the premium performance of the $20 Liberty and $20 St. Gaudens over a 15 year period.