Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 161,282
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1108.76 (10/7/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
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1909/8 $20 MS obverse 1909/8 $20 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This overdate was created when the Mint engraver used a 1908 hub and a 1909 hub to create at least one die. Some believe that only a single die was used to coin the overdate, which is possible considering that the population reports show a virtually equal number of overdate and regular date 1909 Double Eagles have been graded. This overdate was first discovered in 1910 and published by Edgar Adams in The Numismatist. Later it was popularized by Wayte Raymond in his Coin Collector’s Journal in May 1943. This issue was once considered quite scarce until large groups were found in European bank hoards. The survival at the top levels for the 1909/8 is very close to that of the 1909. Mint State coins can be found, but it is very rare in Gem condition. An NGC MS 66 example sold at public auction in 2007 for $60,375.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/20/2015

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1909/8 $20 MS
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1700 1875 1900 1925 2000 2200 2800 3250 5200 14500 47500 115000 - - - -
$ - - 1975 2050 2300 3050 3650 6250 23250 67500 - - -

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Total Graded: 1664
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
5/17/2010 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2855, 2855/Lot# 2143 $3,220.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2305 $4,255.00
5/29/2011 NGC MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1342 $2,925.00
2/28/2012 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7887 $1,725.00
12/2/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131250/Lot# 28489 $2,115.00
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4966 $4,112.50
6/8/2014 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 807, 816/Lot# 7276 $2,200.00
7/20/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 207941 $2,444.20

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909/8 $20 MS
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3212
Owner: JRomulus
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3212
Owner: karl49
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