Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 34,000
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1253.30 (4/21/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
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1913 S $20 MS obverse 1913 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date is very popular as the third lowest mintage Double Eagle after the 1907 High Relief and the 1908–S. Other dates are much rarer as quite a few of this issue’s low mintage survived. For some reason, a significant number were saved; these probably sat out the first half of the century in European or South American bank vaults. The 1913–S is a classic condition rarity. NGC has graded 215 MS 64 examples, but only 8 as Gem MS 65. The price for this issue soars at the highest levels. Only one MS 66 coin is known for the date. It was at one time part of the famous “Dallas Bank” collection.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/12/2013

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1913 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1490 1500 1510 1550 2050 2050 2200 2250 2300 2350 2450 2750 3650 4600 6900 42500 150000 - - - -
$ 2200 2450 2500 2550 2600 2650 3100 4150 5200 14500 50000 162000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1128
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
4/27/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1204/Lot# 7087
4/27/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1204/Lot# 7083


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/26/1997 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0948, 948/Lot# 1919 $5,908.00
3/21/1998 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 1998 Mid-Winter ANA Signature Sale #184, 184/Lot# 6697 $856.75
3/28/2001 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1421, 1421/Lot# 1754 $1,266.00
2/23/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 9541 $5,750.00
5/4/2005 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 9129 $5,462.50
9/23/2007 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3591 $862.50
10/15/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 186, 192/Lot# 1107 $1,380.00
3/31/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 7116 $3,450.00
3/21/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1183/Lot# 4463 $6,462.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base200221172124213921762295233223682415244524902519256130383650449184941391422658349295153873377
204021192129215122152307234423832425246024992533272032423930582510300168282674840465588170
00000023442383242524602499253327203242393058251030016828267484046500
00000023562399243524752509254728793446421071591210719743308384600100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4491
Owner: The Artist's Collection
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3038
Owner: scotty's gold
 
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