United States $20 St. Gaudens
Grade: Mint State 64
Actual Gold Content: .9675 troy ounce
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Mint State (MS) 64 $20 St. Gaudens are an ideal gold investment for those seeking exposure to both the gold price itself, as well as additional upside potential through the possibility of premium expansion. Given that the $20 Saint Gaudens gold coins (1907-1932) were minted after the $20 Liberties (1851-1907), they are typically more affordable in higher conditional grades than $20 Liberties. MS64 St. Gaudens are a popular option for investors looking to step up slightly from raw uncirculated coinage but not pay significant added premiums. According to PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Company), slightly less than 300,000 $20 Saint Gaudens gold coins exist in MS64, about the same number as MS63 $20 St. Gaudens.
The following graph displays a twenty year price performance history for the MS64 $20 St. Gaudens, along with the gold price.
With such a similar populations, 63 and 64 grade Saint Gaudens are usually paired closely in price. MS64 $20 Saint Gaudens, like all graded $20 gold pieces, saw cycle lows in terms of their premiums to underlying gold value in 2019. Their highest rarity levels were achieved during Y2K and the 2008/9 Financial Crisis. The graph below shows the twenty-year premium performance for the MS64 $20 St. Gaudens relative to its underlying gold content value. The premium as listed on the y (vertical)-axis should be read as a multiplier of the gold price. In other words, a coin premium of 2.00 is equal to double the gold price. Cycle lows have shown premiums on the MS64 $20 St. Gaudens as low as 1.15 (15%) over spot gold, while recent highs in 2009 saw premiums at 2.2x spot gold.