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U.S. $20 St. Gaudens
Sets Available

2 1 x 5 coin set: SOLD
1908, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925

5 4 2x6 coin sets: SOLD
1908, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1927

1x7 coin set: SOLD
1908, 1914-S, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1927

1x8 coin set: SOLD
1908, 1914-S, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928

2x10 coin sets: SOLD
1908,1914-S,1915-S,1920,1922,23,24,25,27,28 SOLD 1908, 1913, 1914-S, 1915-S, 1922, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28

18 coin SUPER set: SOLD
1908, 1910-S, 1910, 1910-D, 1911-D, 1911-S, 1913, 1913-D, 1914-S, 1915, 1915-S, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928

And. . .
100 75 35 12 SOLD
miscellaneous dated coins


German Wilhelm II 20 Mark
Quantity Available: 1000
770 320

1-49 coins: /coin
50-99 coins:318.03/coin
100+ Coins:314.65/coin


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November Buyers' Group

United States $20 St. Gaudens

U.S. $20 St. Gaudens
.9675 net fine ounces
Grade = AU-Uncirculated

Minted 1907-1932

Historical: President Theodore Roosevelt won his second term as president in 1904 on a campaign platform that included breaking up Wall Street monopolies, a "square deal" for the common man, and introduced probably the greatest infrastructure program in U.S. history – the Panama Canal - all familiar talking points to our current election cycle.  When it came to foreign policy, he promised to "speak softy and carry a big stick." Roosevelt is also remembered for his impact on the national park system, and granting presidents the authority to declare national monuments, earning him the moniker of the ‘conservation president’.  He is generally ranked by scholars as one of the greatest U.S. presidents.

One of the lesser known parts of the Roosevelt legacy that comes down to us today is the gold coinage designed by famed sculptor, Augustus St. Gaudens, and launched in 1907 toward the end of Roosevelt’s tenure. Roosevelt's goal with the coinage was to resurrect America's constitutional ideals at the founding of the Republic.

Examples from that coinage comprise the centerpiece of our November Buyers' Group. The sets assembled and offered immediately to the left are representative of an important era in American history the similarities of which to the current era are often overlooked. 

Investment rationale: For this month's Buyers' Group, we offer $20 St. Gaudens at their lowest premium to spot gold ever - only $115 more than a modern American Eagle (a premium to spot of 13.50%). We purchased these items in Europe and the state of preservation is exceptional. Though this offer has wide appeal, we think the date varieties offered will be especially attractive to those who took advantage of the $20 Liberty set offer this past summer. 

Germany 20 Mark
(Kaiser Wilhelm II)


Wilhelm II 20 marks
.2304 net fine ounces
Grade = XF+

Minted 1888-1913

Historical: In contrast to Teddy Roosevelt's generally positive legacy, fairly or not, Kaiser Wilhelm II is generally recorded in history as one of its dark players -- highly intelligent, but also tactless, vain, ambitious and adventurous. Historians believe his policies in the early 20th century, particularly toward Britain and France, drove Europe to the brink of war. His personal blunders also strained Germany's diplomatic relations with other countries.

Investment rationale: A favorite among gold accumulators, German 20 marks always sell out quickly when we offer them as a special. For this offer, we have priced these items to compete with their modern bullion equivalents, like 1/4 oz. US Eagles and Maple Leafs.  All of the inherent benefits of historic bullion gold coin ownership apply, i.e., insulation against government intervention, divisible/negotiable fractional sizing, stronger resale value, and the potential for premium expansion.

It is worth noting that the German 20 Marks were minted in significantly lower numbers than European counterparts like the British sovereign or Dutch 10 guilders. A large percentage of that population were lost forever during the two world wars, making the German 20 mark one of the more elusive historic European coins in the market. It’s quite surprising that our lowest premium offer for a historic bullion product all year would be a coin of such rarity and intrigue.


Additional investor note on portfolio positioning in $20 gold pieces 

One could argue that $20 gold pieces are the single-best portfolio choice for asset preservation/safety-net oriented owners.  Owners seeking portfolio protection are not only more likely to find value in pre-1933 gold coins ownership, and the associated insulation against the possibility of future government intervention, but they are also the most likely to participate in the periods of premium expansion last seen during similar ‘flight to safety episodes’ - namely the 2008/09 financial crisis, as well as the Y2K period (see graph below).  

Simply put, $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 an AU/UNC $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 (See graph #2).

 Ironically, the current low in $20 gold piece premiums, measured against an arguably undervalued gold price, in the midst of a destabilized macroeconomic backdrop, are all reminiscent of early 2008 - an environment that proved to be literally the single best ‘buying opportunity’ in $20 gold pieces in the last decade.  


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