Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 796,000
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1157.90 (12/29/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1916 S $20 MS obverse 1916 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date is moderately scarce, but can be found in MS 64 or MS 65 with minimal effort. The 1916–S was more difficult to locate until a large hoard of 4,000–5,000 coins were discovered in El Salvador around 1983. MTB of New York masterfully sold the coins to several large retail rare coin companies and the coins were widely distributed to retail customers with little market disruption. The quality of production for the 1916–S issue is quite high and choice examples display radiant luster. Just three coins have been graded by NGC as MS 67. One sold for $24,450 in 2009.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/20/2014

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1916 S $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1670 1680 1680 1700 1710 1725 1740 1760 1775 1810 2075 2400 3700 7600 34500 - - -
$ 1690 1710 1720 1735 1750 1770 1800 1825 2175 2900 4350 18750 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4236
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/13/2001 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1436, 1436/Lot# 1139 $4,009.00
7/24/2006 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 97, 102/Lot# 1050 $5,060.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2724 $862.50
3/8/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 8969 $2,530.00
11/25/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 86558 $2,095.50
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1346 $1,574.00
6/5/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1186/Lot# 4882 $5,875.00
10/31/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 5521 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2002211721242139217622052212221922292236224722542420243325792648314044398046140442284535186
2040211921292151218522072214222222312239224923092424248126022812357356411004516977269580
000000221422222231223922492309242424812602281235735641100451697700
000000221622252233224322512364242825302625297640066843120441991100
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3140
Owner: Empire Builder
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3140
Owner: scotty's gold
 
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