Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 34,000
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1253.88 (7/31/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
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1913 S $20 MS obverse 1913 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date is very popular as the third lowest mintage Double Eagle after the 1907 High Relief and the 1908–S. Other dates are much rarer as quite a few of this issue’s low mintage survived. For some reason, a significant number were saved; these probably sat out the first half of the century in European or South American bank vaults. The 1913–S is a classic condition rarity. NGC has graded 215 MS 64 examples, but only 8 as Gem MS 65. The price for this issue soars at the highest levels. Only one MS 66 coin is known for the date. It was at one time part of the famous “Dallas Bank” collection.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/2/2014

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1913 S $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1800 1875 1875 1900 1925 1950 2000 2200 2900 4000 5000 7200 37500 190000 - - - -
$ 1900 1925 1950 1975 2100 2300 3350 4400 5750 18400 52500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1127
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
5/5/2004 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 10457 $3,680.00
11/19/2006 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2288, 2288/Lot# 3022 $784.00
4/2/2007 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Spring Collectors Choice Sale', 137/Lot# 989 $920.00
8/8/2007 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 3479 $4,312.50
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2605 $2,530.00
1/24/2012 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 10756 $3,162.50
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 4319 $7,050.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base200221172124213921762295233223682415244524902519256130383650449184941391422658349295153873377
204021192129215122152307234423832425246024992533272032423930582510300168282674840465588170
00000023442383242524602499253327203242393058251030016828267484046500
00000023562399243524752509254728793446421071591210719743308384600100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4491
Owner: The Artist's Collection
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3038
Owner: scotty's gold
 
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