Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,927,500
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1177.54 (9/19/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1924 S $20 MS obverse 1924 S $20 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The rarity and survival numbers of the 1924–S Double Eagle are nearly identical to the 1924–D issue. Despite a large mintage, most were melted and small numbers have been found in recent decades coming from European banks. Most seen are rather well struck and lustrous with the typical rounded rims seen on San Francisco coins. They are commonly found with die wear on the peripheral devices and lettering in the form of a shadowy ring. As with the 1924–D, Gem examples are very rare and only one coin has been certified as MS 66 by NGC. That coin sold at auction in 2007 for $55,200.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/2/2014

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1924 S $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - 2400 2475 2475 2575 2675 2800 3500 4650 5250 6700 12500 21000 215000 285000 812500 - - -
$ 2575 2650 2750 3000 3650 4900 5500 8000 14000 55000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 490
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2698 $6,842.50
1/22/2007 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2317, 2317/Lot# 1888 $4,704.00
2/14/2007 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #430, 430/Lot# 5280 $12,650.00
6/11/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 383, 389/Lot# 8117 $11,902.50
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5431 $2,820.00
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5592 $18,800.00
2/3/2014 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1202/Lot# 5485 $8,812.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2002211721242173229523152442256127372847300130993319411452056473131721540023179356455249374616
204021192140221323012357248126192773289830333172358444775627870613914179932733441261598670
00000024812619277328983033317235844477562787061391417993273344126100
000000252126782810294930663245384948416050109391465720586314894687700
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 5205
Owner: Thornton
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 4114
Owner: Empire Builder
 
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