Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,702,250
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1175.03 (2/28/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
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1923 D $20 MS obverse 1923 D $20 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This is one of the most common dates of the entire series and is available in grades up to and including MS 67. Only one coin has been graded MS 68 by NGC. As most examples are boldly struck and show radiant luster, this date is often chosen to represent the type if just a single coin is desired. Many survived in overseas hoards. However, one particular group of coins was handled by Manfra, Tordella & Brooks during 1981 and 1982. The hoard contained more than 1,000 pieces and was rumored to be from the Brand Estate. I personally purchased quite a few of the coins at the time and have fond memories of seeing the coins in the original cigar boxes in which they had been stored. Minor positional variations are known for the mintmark and peripheral die cracks are common on this date.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/20/2014

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1923 D $20 MS
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1670 1680 1680 1700 1710 1725 1740 1760 1775 1810 1865 2000 2550 3750 16900 - - -
$ 1690 1710 1720 1735 1750 1770 1800 1825 1900 2150 3200 5250 25000 -

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Total Graded: 5826
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

Upcoming Auctions

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Sale / Lot
3/1/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1218/Lot# 4309
3/3/2015 MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131509/Lot# 21526

Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
9/11/2005 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2090, 2090/Lot# 2115 $1,400.00
6/5/2006 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 90, 95/Lot# 1172 $920.00
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1726 $1,667.50
6/1/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 5228 $2,012.50
11/7/2011 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(3), 1161/Lot# 4524 $3,220.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2438 $1,872.00
9/29/2013 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/29/2013, 94/Lot# 91721 $3,099.80
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3503, 6057/Lot# 20639 $2,232.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1923 D $20 MS
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3332
Owner: Jesse T Brown
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2665
Owner: ftrifilio5
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