Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 149,824
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1157.42 (11/21/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1912 $20 MS obverse 1912 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date is very popular as the Philadelphia issue are the only Double Eagles struck for the year. They are doubly popular this year during the centennial of its issue. In early 1912, New Mexico and Arizona joined the United States, thus increasing the 46 star count then current on the obverse die. An additional two stars were added below the date near the oak leaves, and the other 46 stars remained in their current place. Although technically a new type was created by the addition of the two stars, these additional stars are not widely recognized by collectors. As a result of its low mintage, the 1912 Double Eagle is quite scarce in all levels of Mint State. Most seen are heavily bag marked, probably the result of rough handling from their trips overseas and back. Small groups of the date have surfaced over the years, but very few have been found in Gem condition. Just 3 coins have been certified as MS 66 by NGC, and the last one to appear sold for $27,600 in 2005. Interestingly, the business strike 1912 Double Eagle is one of the few gold coins missing from the Smithsonian collection.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/20/2014

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1912 $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1670 1680 1680 1700 1710 1725 1740 1760 1775 1900 2500 6000 28500 64000 - - - -
$ 1690 1710 1720 1735 1750 1770 1800 2150 3500 8500 37500 107500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2428
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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11/30/2014 MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 832, 841/Lot# 781


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5/6/2000 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2000 Central States Bullet Sale #224, 224/Lot# 605 $920.00
3/7/2005 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2010, 2010/Lot# 2283 $3,960.00
11/21/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #63, 68/Lot# 1200 $805.00
9/23/2007 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3587 $782.00
1/3/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 1641 $1,955.00
8/11/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7697 $26,450.00
2/19/2012 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/19/2012, 8/Lot# 36026 $1,842.50
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1342 $1,872.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base200221172124213921762205221222192229223622472254228124072823397574711017517221273594135660058
20402119212921512185220722142222223122392249226323232545320751408372125232060032024475900
0000002214222222312239224922632323254532075140837212523206003202400
0000002216222522332243225122722365268435916305927314872239793669000
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2823
Owner: The Artist's Collection
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2407
Owner: davidmckay
 
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