Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 168,838
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1087.18 (9/4/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
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1913 $20 MS obverse 1913 $20 MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: As would be expected from its low mintage, the 1913 Double Eagle is very scarce in most grades. In 1913 the world was very close to war and mintages decreased as gold stopped flowing over international borders. Most examples seen of the date are heavily bag marked. The date is also one of the few issues that is seen quite often in circulated condition. Obviously, not very many were saved by collectors. Very few have been graded at even the MS 65 level. NGC has graded 17 as MS 65, the last coin having sold for $34,500 at auction in 2009. Only one example has been certified as MS 66. Unfortunately, the coin has not appeared at auction or been seen in recent years. It would bring a block buster price if offered.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/20/2015

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1913 $20 MS
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1670 1680 1700 1710 1725 1740 1775 2075 2800 7100 57000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 1800 2450 3750 22000 85000 - - -

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Total Graded: 2641
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Auction House
Sale / Lot
8/7/1998 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1998 ANA Signature Sale #190, 190/Lot# 7938 $4,255.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2349 $1,782.50
10/2/2011 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 3147, 3147/Lot# 3012 $1,550.00
12/8/2011 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(5), 1162/Lot# 10188 $1,955.00
5/5/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/05/2013, 73/Lot# 106835 $1,705.00
3/28/2014 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6382 $1,292.50
11/16/2014 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 830, 839/Lot# 1081 $1,300.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 $20 MS
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2483
Owner: MCB1980
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2483
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
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