Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,323,500
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1169.22 (10/1/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1924 $20 MS obverse 1924 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1924 Double Eagle is easily the most common date of the series. Nearly 10% of the large mintage of over 4 million coins has been graded by the major grading services. NGC has graded over 100,000 coins in MS 64 alone! Much of Europe was in financial distress around this time and large quantities of this and other dated Double Eagles were sent overseas for international banking transactions. Many sat there for decades and large numbers continue to find their way back to the United States each year. Luckily, the abundance of coins available makes this a great candidate for a Type coin of the issue. NGC has graded two coins as MS 68, the last of which sold at auction for $48,875 in 2005.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/2/2014

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1924 $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1670 1680 1680 1700 1710 1725 1740 1760 1775 1810 1840 1950 2500 3450 14400 95000 - -
$ 1690 1710 1720 1735 1750 1770 1800 1825 1900 2075 3100 5000 24000 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 306367
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
10/13/2014 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1210/Lot# 4685
10/13/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1210/Lot# 4541
10/13/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 9430
10/13/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 9325
10/13/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 9326
10/13/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 9327


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/4/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 116, 121/Lot# 2469 $759.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2674 $1,320.00
5/24/2009 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1414 $1,725.00
5/3/2010 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The May 2010 Online Auction, 54/Lot# 1087 $1,550.20
9/14/2010 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2925, 2925/Lot# 1379 $1,648.00
9/23/2012 PCGS G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/23/2012, 41/Lot# 75184 $37.00
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(6), 1175/Lot# 10492 $2,115.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1411 $1,755.00
8/4/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/04/2013, 86/Lot# 116728 $1,998.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2002211721242139217622052212221922292236224722542281230223942476266531545986104041756027835
204021192129215121852207221422222231223922492263228823322421253928284098745812789209850
00000022142222223122392249226322882332242125392828409874581278900
00000022162225223322432251227222952363244826022991504289311517400
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2665
Owner: Brian J1
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2476
Owner: blitsalk
 
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