Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 161,282
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1253.30 (4/20/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1909/8 $20 MS obverse 1909/8 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This overdate was created when the Mint engraver used a 1908 hub and a 1909 hub to create at least one die. Some believe that only a single die was used to coin the overdate, which is possible considering that the population reports show a virtually equal number of overdate and regular date 1909 Double Eagles have been graded. This overdate was first discovered in 1910 and published by Edgar Adams in The Numismatist. Later it was popularized by Wayte Raymond in his Coin Collector’s Journal in May 1943. This issue was once considered quite scarce until large groups were found in European bank hoards. The survival at the top levels for the 1909/8 is very close to that of the 1909. Mint State coins can be found, but it is very rare in Gem condition. An NGC MS 66 example sold at public auction in 2007 for $60,375.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/20/2013

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1909/8 $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1490 1500 1510 1550 1850 1850 1900 1950 2000 2050 2260 2360 2600 5000 14500 43500 104000 - - - -
$ 2050 2150 2150 2250 2350 2500 2750 3100 5700 16200 50000 115000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1595
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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2/25/2001 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1410, 1410/Lot# 1360 $1,213.25
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2749 $2,645.00
3/21/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #31, 35/Lot# 1015 $862.50
7/5/2006 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 July Dallas, TX Coin Signature Auction #407, 407/Lot# 1940 $20,700.00
8/11/2010 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 6308 $1,955.00
6/1/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 5179 $2,645.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 2198 $10,610.25
4/28/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/28/2013, 72/Lot# 106638 $1,651.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909/8 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base200221172124213921762315238124452475249525242543266532124045638292711255920706322294792768676
204021192129215122222337240224552481250425302583284734894824734510367152742454737461548430
00000024022455248125042530258328473489482473451036715274245473746100
00000024232465248825142536262430293767560383081146317990283884269400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3212
Owner: JRomulus
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3212
Owner: karl49
 
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