Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,946,750
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1253.30 (4/19/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
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1927 $20 MS obverse 1927 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1927 Double Eagle is the second most common date of the series. Large numbers of the issue has survived and over 200,000 coins have been certified by the major grading services. This date makes an excellent candidate for a type coin. The production quality for this issue is outstanding and Gem examples of this date are among the best for the series.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/12/2013

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1927 $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1490 1500 1510 1550 1560 1560 1570 1580 1600 1620 1650 1660 1680 1710 1840 2300 3250 18500 - - -
$ 1660 1670 1680 1700 1720 1750 1760 1780 1800 1940 2450 4250 26500 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 138991
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
4/27/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1204/Lot# 7147
4/27/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1204/Lot# 7142
4/27/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1204/Lot# 7141
4/27/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11493
4/27/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11494
4/27/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11491


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
3/24/2004 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 March Portland, OR Signature Sale #344, 344/Lot# 6605 $2,070.00
4/26/2006 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 4739 $1,725.00
2/11/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 221, 227/Lot# 4190 $1,437.50
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3554 $1,725.00
7/10/2011 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/10/2011, 125/Lot# 12299 $1,983.30
11/22/2011 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3177, 3177/Lot# 1256 $2,011.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25412 $2,076.90
6/30/2013 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 125323 $1,928.30


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1927 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2002211721242139217622052212221922292236224722542281230223942476266531546134111181860829306
204021192129215121852207221422222231223922492263228823322421253928284147779513614221740
00000022142222223122392249226322882332242125392828414777951361400
00000022162225223322432251227222952363244826022991514094561611100
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2665
Owner: J.D.A.
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2665
Owner: Michael A Johnson
 
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