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: $1163.61 (11/23/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 11/19/2014

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1909/8 $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1700 1875 1875 1900 1925 2000 2200 2400 2800 3250 5200 14500 47500 115000 - - - -
$ 1900 1925 1975 2050 2300 2600 3050 3650 6250 23250 67500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1629
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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3/11/2001 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1415, 1415/Lot# 1375 $1,688.00
2/19/2002 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22024, 22024/Lot# 17554 $718.75
2/27/2003 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2003 February Long Beach Signature Sale #314, 314/Lot# 8594 $5,865.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2610 $2,645.00
5/29/2011 NGC MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1342 $2,925.00
12/5/2011 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 642, 649/Lot# 1673 $2,817.50
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 5350 $3,737.50
4/28/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20671 $2,526.25
7/13/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 206656 $2,970.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909/8 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base200221172124213921762315238124452475249525242543266532124045638292711255920706322294792768676
204021192129215122222337240224552481250425302583284734894824734510367152742454737461548430
00000024022455248125042530258328473489482473451036715274245473746100
00000024232465248825142536262430293767560383081146317990283884269400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3212
Owner: JRomulus
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3212
Owner: karl49
 
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