Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 228,250
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1143.00 (4/26/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
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1920 $20 MS obverse 1920 $20 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1920 Double Eagle is the ultimate condition rarity of the series. In grades of MS 60 to MS 63 the dates trade for little or no premium above that of the most common issues. An MS 65 example of the 1920 is extremely rare and seldom offered. There are no MS 66 examples graded by either service. The quality of production for the date is very poor for the series. Many of the coins seen are struck less than average and most have extensive bag marks. I have also seen several high grade examples with deep patches of copper staining. The metal content for the issue must have been poorly prepared. The finest graded of the date, NGC MS 65, last sold for $44,563 in February 2012.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/20/2015

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1920 $20 MS
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1670 1680 1700 1710 1725 1740 1775 1825 2250 5600 85000 - - - - -
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Total Graded: 6529
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 65

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
11/19/1999 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1999 Santa Clara Bullet Sale #214, 214/Lot# 697 $632.50
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2662 $1,495.00
11/12/2006 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2285, 2285/Lot# 2610 $1,064.00
3/31/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 7153 $1,669.80
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1349 $2,223.00
2/23/2014 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131409/Lot# 26396 $1,498.13
6/8/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 198575 $1,611.50
12/7/2014 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 833, 842/Lot# 432 $1,600.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1920 $20 MS
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2597
Owner: Empire Builder
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2597
Owner: ftrifilio5
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