Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 566,000
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1253.30 (4/18/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1923 $20 MS obverse 1923 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Similar to the 1922 Philadelphia issue, the 1923 Double Eagle suffered from the mass meltings of the 1930s, but more than enough survived in overseas hoards to keep it well within the ranks of any other common date. More than 30,000 examples have been certified and most show an attractive orange–gold color with strong luster. The striking quality is normally high for this date. The date is surprisingly available in MS 65 with more than 120 coins graded by NGC alone. Superb Gems are very rare and seldom offered for sale. The 1923 issue is also commonly found with large patches of copper discolorations. Some find these copper stains to be attractive, while others would decline to purchase such a coin.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/12/2013

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1923 $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1490 1500 1510 1550 1560 1560 1570 1580 1600 1620 1650 1660 1680 1790 2300 5250 41000 - - - -
$ 1675 1690 1700 1725 1750 1775 1790 1800 2000 2600 11000 45000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 28830
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
4/22/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131416/Lot# 20778
4/27/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 12092
4/27/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11468
4/27/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11469
4/27/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11467


Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/27/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24051, 24051/Lot# 13861 $715.30
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2794 $1,380.00
10/6/2004 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1945, 1945/Lot# 1947 $577.50
11/2/2004 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24112, 24112/Lot# 13217 $4,600.00
12/25/2004 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65011, 65011/Lot# 23637 $5,175.00
7/9/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 157, 162/Lot# 2473 $805.00
5/3/2010 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The May 2010 Online Auction, 54/Lot# 1073 $1,842.30
8/11/2011 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7703 $29,900.00
7/8/2012 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/08/2012, 30/Lot# 56804 $1,802.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1923 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20022117212421392176220522122219222922362247225422812302252526483939916415722252393846956243
20402119212921512185220722142222223122392249226322882376256630785680113501889429649443930
0000002214222222312239224922632288237625663078568011350188942964900
0000002216222522332243225122722295245026073508742213536220663405900
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2648
Owner: CSdot
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2648
Owner: Jesse T Brown
 
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