Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,128,250
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1102.08 (10/4/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
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1910 S $20 MS obverse 1910 S $20 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: As can be guessed from the extremely high mintage, most of the 1910–S Double Eagles were melted during the 1930s. Many of the survivors were shipped overseas to European or South American banks. One of the largest group of this date to surface was discovered in El Salvador during the early 1980s. Most if not all of the coins were Mint State, and the date can be easily found in all grades below MS 65. Most of the coins seen of this date are well struck with better than average surfaces. Gem examples are rare and quite popular as less than 100 have been graded by NGC as MS 65. Perhaps 7 to 10 Superb coins are known. The Eliasberg/Clapp coin is among the finest seen. There is one monster coin of this date known. A nearly flawless, MS 68 example surfaced in the Midwest in the late 1970s. I seem to remember it being handled by Joe Flynn, a major dealer at the time. The coin has not been on the market in years. It would certainly fetch a strong six-figure price.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/20/2015

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1910 S $20 MS
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1670 1680 1700 1710 1725 1740 1800 1925 2050 2775 9400 30000 67500 175000 - -
$ - - - - - 1850 1975 2200 3350 12250 37500 85000 -

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Total Graded: 4346
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
11/17/2003 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2003 November Bullet Sale #335, 335/Lot# 2325 $437.00
5/30/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 1137 $506.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1580 $652.05
3/30/2006 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2182, 2182/Lot# 1144 $8,512.00
2/15/2009 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #69024, 69024/Lot# 64587 $2,210.30
8/12/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/12/2012, 35/Lot# 68198 $1,650.00
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1341 $1,638.00
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 8203 $1,586.25

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1910 S $20 MS
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2823
Owner: smarks
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2579
Owner: Brian J1
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