Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 228,250
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1226.02 (9/2/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1920 $20 MS obverse 1920 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1920 Double Eagle is the ultimate condition rarity of the series. In grades of MS 60 to MS 63 the dates trade for little or no premium above that of the most common issues. An MS 65 example of the 1920 is extremely rare and seldom offered. There are no MS 66 examples graded by either service. The quality of production for the date is very poor for the series. Many of the coins seen are struck less than average and most have extensive bag marks. I have also seen several high grade examples with deep patches of copper staining. The metal content for the issue must have been poorly prepared. The finest graded of the date, NGC MS 65, last sold for $44,563 in February 2012.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/2/2014

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1920 $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1670 1680 1680 1700 1710 1725 1740 1760 1775 1825 2050 5600 70000 - - - - -
$ 1690 1710 1720 1735 1750 1770 1800 1900 2750 12500 105000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6451
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
9/2/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131435/Lot# 21811
9/6/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8867
9/6/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8869
9/6/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8868
9/6/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8865


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
11/18/2001 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2001 November Santa Clara Bullet Sale #276, 276/Lot# 1618 $603.75
11/13/2005 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2117, 2117/Lot# 1947 $840.00
8/21/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 101, 106/Lot# 997 $920.00
5/27/2007 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1827 $720.00
7/31/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131132/Lot# 27279 $6,037.50
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1350 $1,755.00
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3566 $4,230.00
2/9/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 136949 $1,443.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1920 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2002211721242139217622052212221922292236224722542401245125973945118831972430865460956628192367
204021192129215121852207221422222231223922492303241724993046659114496234373594152823749760
00000022142222223122392249230324172499304665911449623437359415282300
00000022162225223322432251235224342548349592371711027151410185955200
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2597
Owner: Empire Builder
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2597
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
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