Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 775,750
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1162.35 (3/4/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
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1911 S $20 MS obverse 1911 S $20 MS reverse

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There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1911–S is significantly scarcer than its Denver counterpart. Only around 250 coins have been graded MS 65 by NGC. The date usually brings a two to three times premium versus common dates of the series in MS 65. Large numbers of this date were found in the El Salvador hoard, but most were in the MS 60 to MS 64 grade. The strike for the date can sometimes be somewhat shallow and, as usual, bag marks plague most examples seen. A few Gem coins are known for the date and a few have sold at auction in recent years for $10-15,000.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/20/2014

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1911 S $20 MS
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1670 1680 1680 1700 1710 1725 1740 1760 1800 1875 1950 2550 5750 22500 100000 - - -
$ 1690 1710 1720 1735 1750 1770 1825 1900 2150 3250 8100 25000 - -

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Total Graded: 5366
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Auction House
Sale / Lot
5/16/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #39, 43/Lot# 1216 $718.75
1/3/2006 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 5926 $4,600.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2210, 2210/Lot# 2548 $5,264.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3583 $1,150.00
1/3/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 1638 $1,833.10
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1152/Lot# 9388 $1,955.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1155 $1,755.00
6/2/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 118979 $1,925.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1911 S $20 MS
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2754
Owner: Jesse T Brown
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2754
Owner: scotty's gold
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