Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,776,500
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1239.85 (8/23/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1925 S $20 MS obverse 1925 S $20 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Despite an extremely large mintage, the 1925–S is quite scarce today. The vast majority were sent to the melting pots. Less than 1,000 coins have been certified by the major grading services. Unlike the other rare dates of this vintage, small number were saved by American collectors at the time of issue. There are a few splendid Gems examples known for the date. The finest example I have seen is the nearly flawless coins that were once part of the Norweb collection. Interestingly, last week I was able to purchase two Choice examples of the 1925–S Double Eagle across the counter in Lexington, Kentucky. The family that sold them had lived in California at one time, and had no idea of the their value. It’s amazing what still shows up in the world of numismatics.


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1925 S $20 MS
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 428
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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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# 2707 $20,125.00
1/3/2007 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 3820 $39,000.00
10/23/2008 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 2501 $13,225.00
9/23/2009 NCS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2749, 2749/Lot# 1739 $2,472.50
10/22/2009 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 October Signature US Coin Auction #1130, 1130/Lot# 1937 $149,500.00
1/6/2011 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5102 $12,362.50
1/24/2012 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 10761 $10,637.50
3/23/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 179368 $6,667.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1925 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20382154217622122295261433903975433145464840502255746079702210096144571569417615187232946844211
2076216121882239240128723585409344024644490052065742639380461154914869163341798422304343820
000000358540934402464449005206574263938046115491486916334179842230400
000000378042124474474249615390591067079071130031528116974183532588600
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 5574
Owner: davidmckay
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4840
Owner: MCB1980
 
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