Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1161.00 (11/26/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1909 $20 MS obverse 1909 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This issue is split into two groups: the regular date and the 1909 9/8 overdate. The regular date coins have just started to be recognized for their rarity in MS 64 or higher grades and none have been graded finer than MS 66 by NGC. This is one of the true condition rarities of the series, and a very difficult coin to find above MS 63. None have been certified by NGC above MS 66, one of which sold for $47,725 in 2011. Any serious collector of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles will tell you that this is one of the toughest issues to find in Choice condition.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/2/2014

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1909 $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1670 1680 1680 1700 1710 1725 1740 1760 2100 2375 3075 9400 44000 88000 - - - -
$ 1690 1710 1720 1735 1750 1770 2250 2650 3750 12000 62500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1365
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
5/25/2002 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22103, 22103/Lot# 15927 $2,185.00
5/15/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 87: Lake Champlain & Colony Collections, 92/Lot# 247 $5,175.00
6/6/2007 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2377, 2377/Lot# 1865 $1,960.00
5/27/2012 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 2146 $1,638.75
6/10/2012 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/10/2012, 26/Lot# 50314 $2,366.10
6/5/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1186/Lot# 9054 $2,232.50
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15927 $1,468.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base200221172124213921762288230223152329233923522362247025193113486288741171219476305194562965671
20402119212921512213229223062319233223432355239824862717369661999820143002315735555523090
0000002306231923322343235523982486271736966199982014300231573555500
00000023102324233523472358243425022915427975361076616888268384059200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2519
Owner: Empire Builder
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2519
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
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