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: $1239.85 (8/23/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 1130
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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8/26/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131434/Lot# 27429


Auction Prices Realized

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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2645 $2,185.00
1/3/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 3279 $29,900.00
4/2/2007 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Spring Collectors Choice Sale', 137/Lot# 989 $920.00
10/2/2011 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3147, 3147/Lot# 3013 $2,900.00
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1177/Lot# 5258 $3,290.00
4/24/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 6129 $2,937.50
8/8/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4447 $3,818.75


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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