Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,658,000
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1248.95 (7/24/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1922 S $20 MS obverse 1922 S $20 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The mintage for this issue is astounding considering that it is quite scarce today. This is a date that suffered tremendously from the massive meltings of gold coins in the 1930s. At one time is was considered one of the prime rarities for the series ranking along side the 1920–S, 1929, and 1930s issues. Small hoards of the date have surfaced continually over the years. This issue is now scarce, but collectible. Most seen grade MS 62 to MS 64. Gems are rare and only a few have been graded as MS 66. Production quality for the issue is high and luster and strike are not a problem for the issue. Some examples seen have a noticeable die bulge on the obverse and the rims are somewhat rounded. The Smithsonian collection contains a single MS 62 example.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/2/2014

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1922 S $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1650 1660 1700 1775 1875 1875 1950 2025 2075 2200 2400 2900 3650 5250 9500 52500 130000 - - - -
$ 1900 2000 2050 2100 2300 2600 3250 4250 5750 17650 65000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 884
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
12/9/2001 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1515, 1515/Lot# 1075 $1,371.50
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2669 $3,220.00
11/29/2006 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 November Dallas Signature Coin Auction #420, 420/Lot# 2851 $7,187.50
3/5/2007 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 129, 134/Lot# 2034 $3,450.00
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 7525 $7,475.00
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1152/Lot# 4729 $7,475.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7906 $3,335.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1922 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base200221172124213921762295231523352388242324742507273233073719489194111055017775281384241261449
20402119212921512215230123212352239924402485258229233444410963979790129582122932896487570
0000002321235223992440248525822923344441096397979012958212293289600
00000023282370241124572496265731153581450079041017015366246833765400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3307
Owner: davidmckay
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2732
Owner: MCB1980
 
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