Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,938,250
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1266.07 (7/22/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
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1931 $20 MS obverse 1931 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Unlike nearly all other earlier issues of the series, no examples of this date appear to have been sent overseas to European banks. As the Depression in America deepened in the early 1930s, the Philadelphia Mint coined a substantial number of Double Eagles during 1931. These sat around in Treasury or bank vaults, only to be gathered up a few years later and melted. Virtually the entire mintage was wiped out. Today there are probably less than 100 known in all grades. Most of the coins that do appear would grade from MS 62 to MS 64. A couple of superb examples are known for the date. The Smithsonian collection has three, one of which would grade MS 67, and the Phillip Morse coin is a Superb Gem. The date is highly sought after by collectors and usually only available when a great collection has made its way to auction.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/2/2014

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1931 $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - 13500 17000 17000 23000 24500 27000 31500 37500 45000 58000 78000 92000 115000 155000 375000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 125000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 34
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66


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8/9/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1208/Lot# 5767


Auction Prices Realized

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11/3/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX The Phillip Morse Collection #392, 392/Lot# 6711 $115,000.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 4153 $132,250.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3547 $63,250.00
3/31/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/31/2013, 68/Lot# 105026 $21,450.00
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 4335 $58,750.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1931 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base428844904699491451375888637067947159738577007898825994591101611501124511427716958269884085259394
43554559477049885387604865116915723474907766801886599978111771181713059151702030131609470320
0000006511691572347490776680188659997811177118171305915170203013160900
00000066527037730975957832813890591049711339121341366816064236443623000
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