Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 816,750
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1259.20 (4/16/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1926 $20 MS obverse 1926 $20 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Like most other Philadelphia issues from this period, a significant number were saved in European banks and have since made their way back home. This date is one of the most common issues in the series. The 1926 Double Eagle can be found in all grades of Mint State through MS 66. Less than 10 coins have been certified as MS 67. One in that grade sold for $14,950 in 2008.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/12/2013

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1926 $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1490 1500 1510 1550 1560 1560 1570 1580 1600 1620 1650 1660 1680 1710 1875 2375 4500 30000 - - -
$ 1660 1670 1680 1700 1720 1750 1760 1780 1800 1975 2675 6500 60000 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 23288
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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4/27/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11490


Auction Prices Realized

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4/5/2004 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1866, 1866/Lot# 1901 $632.50
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1904 $603.75
12/19/2005 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 December Dallas On Line Session #399, 399/Lot# 8895 $805.00
11/6/2006 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 112, 117/Lot# 2025 $1,380.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7911 $4,025.00
10/20/2013 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 774, 783/Lot# 701 $3,350.00
12/22/2013 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 160270 $1,126.03


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2002211721242139217622052212221922292236224722542281230223942476272135567613133892190433888
204021192129215121852207221422222231223922492263228823322421255729994908953816227258980
00000022142222223122392249226322882332242125572999490895381622700
000000221622252233224322512272229523632448263932776260114631906500
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Grade: MS 65+
Points: 2999
Owner: JRomulus
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2721
Owner: CSdot
 
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