Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 22,000
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1176.19 (9/22/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1908 S $20 MS obverse 1908 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The mintage for the 1908-S Double Eagle is tiny in comparison to other issues of the era. The coins must have entered circulation rather quickly, as no significant groups of the date have been discovered over the decades. Most of the coins encountered have been circulated. The date is extremely popular, probably due to the low mintage. Gems do exist for the date, as several superb coins are known. The metal quality for 1908-S Double Eagles must be somewhat different than others for the year. Many are seen with large splashes of copper staining. The colorations can be quite beautiful and does not seem to distract from the value of this popular date. An NGC MS 66 example sold for $74,750 in 2011.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/10/2014

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1908 S $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2050 2300 2600 3100 3700 3700 5400 5900 6750 8000 11750 14400 17250 26250 32500 54000 94000 185000 - - -
$ 4300 5600 6400 7250 9550 12750 15750 20000 28500 37500 62500 108000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 514
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/11/2007 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2655 $5,635.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3572 $19,090.00
12/20/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 205, 211/Lot# 8145 $9,775.00
1/9/2008 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 3363 $83,375.00
7/8/2010 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2010 July Orlando, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1142, 1142/Lot# 4944 $4,456.25
6/12/2011 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3082, 3082/Lot# 2477 $2,875.00
2/3/2014 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1202/Lot# 5462 $19,975.00
8/6/2014 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 13272 $21,150.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base203821542176219023152965373043164629482050865252565664457287802298171193813700223523450650974
207621612180223125313220392544204692490851415386591967257532862010524125251658426403399950
00000039254420469249085141538659196725753286201052412525165842640300
00000041204524475649975196552161827006777792181123113112194683045400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 6445
Owner: Brian J1
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 5086
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
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