Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 481,000
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1253.30 (4/18/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1926 D $20 MS obverse 1926 D $20 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date is much rarer than the 1924–D, 1924–S, 1925–D and 1925–S. Most of the ample mintage was destroyed in the great melts of the 1930s. Of the coins that survived, most grade MS 60 to MS 64. Gems are exceedingly rare. This date is one of the true condition rarities of the series. To date, none have been graded by NGC above MS 64. The Smithsonian collection contains three examples, one of which grades MS 67 and is undoubtedly the finest known. It was obtained directly from the United States Mint at the time of issue. At one time this date was considered more rare than the much vaulted 1927–D. As with the other rarities of this era, small numbers have been found over the years in groups coming from Europe.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/12/2013

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1926 D $20 MS
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Base $ - - 6250 8500 9850 9850 10350 12000 15000 17000 18000 18750 19750 25500 48500 215000 370000 - - - -
$ 11000 11750 13500 16500 18500 19500 20500 23000 30500 77500 255000 440000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 105
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64


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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2712 $20,987.50
8/8/2007 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 2082 $32,200.00
11/6/2007 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Dallas, TX US Coin Signature Auction #452, 452/Lot# 2561 $34,500.00
7/7/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 5280 $12,650.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4614 $19,975.00
1/8/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5594 $16,450.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 D $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base28603009312636393747414145324876547958256287656469827604792911324152881802628491428916207886984
2909304832973675387842714646507755945979637967037189771290601264516200215143329149286703800
000000464650775594597963796703718977129060126451620021514332914928600
0000004761527857096133647168427396782010192139661711325002380915568200
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