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: $1138.94 (11/28/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1913 $20 MS obverse 1913 $20 MS reverse


  
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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: 11/20/2014

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1913 $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1670 1680 1680 1700 1710 1725 1740 1760 1775 2075 2800 7100 57000 - - - - -
$ 1690 1710 1720 1735 1750 1770 1800 2450 3750 22000 85000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2657
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/8/2001 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1456, 1456/Lot# 1132 $580.25
5/31/2004 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2771 $517.50
9/9/2009 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1129, 1129/Lot# 1933 $34,500.00
12/11/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131151/Lot# 24923 $1,897.50
5/5/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/05/2013, 73/Lot# 106835 $1,705.00
2/23/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 792, 801/Lot# 664 $2,650.00
8/8/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4444 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2002211721242139217622052212221922292236224722542401248330234550100961710527195411335976484009
204021192129215121852207221422222231223922492303242826633532639812432204683184147343678450
00000022142222223122392249230324282663353263981243220468318414734300
00000022162225223322432251235224552843404182471476823831364875355300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2483
Owner: MCB1980
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2483
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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