Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,041,500
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1246.14 (8/30/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1926 S $20 MS obverse 1926 S $20 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: In similar fashion, the 1926–S Double Eagle suffered the same fate as its Denver brother of the same year. The rather impressive mintage was all but obliterated from the public’s hands, though a few have turned up in overseas bank hoards. Those that have survived show typical San Francisco beveled edges and slight weakness through the stars at the periphery. They are also usually frosty and lustrous. The 1926–S is the most common of the mint marked issues struck from 1924 to 1927. Choice examples can be found with moderate difficulty. Gems are quite rare and command substantial sums when available. The Smithsonian collection contains two superb examples, both of which would probably grade MS 66. Both were obtained from the US Mint at the time of issue. A single example has been graded by NGC as MS 67, but that coin has not traded at public auction.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/2/2014

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1926 S $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - 2300 2400 2400 2500 2650 2750 2900 3150 4000 5100 6400 9700 36500 87500 - - - -
$ 2475 2550 2700 2800 3050 3350 4250 5600 7900 13500 48000 115000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 676
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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9/2/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131435/Lot# 21385


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9/21/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 5343 $5,463.65
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 4136 $10,350.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4376 $20,700.00
4/8/2012 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3255, 3255/Lot# 3562 $5,200.00
6/2/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 754, 763/Lot# 375 $8,853.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5435 $3,965.63
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 190713 $13,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base203821542176221222952335247025972704277328722936319836394064483883721159519306302814530965252
20762161218822392308238025122632272728062893302333453780432260169446141652296435290519560
0000002512263227272806289330233345378043226016944614165229643529000
00000025542668275028392914311034923922458071941052016735266224029900
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 4064
Owner: scotty's gold
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2872
Owner: MCB1980
 
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