Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,323,500
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1099.76 (10/5/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
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1924 $20 MS obverse 1924 $20 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1924 Double Eagle is easily the most common date of the series. Nearly 10% of the large mintage of over 4 million coins has been graded by the major grading services. NGC has graded over 100,000 coins in MS 64 alone! Much of Europe was in financial distress around this time and large quantities of this and other dated Double Eagles were sent overseas for international banking transactions. Many sat there for decades and large numbers continue to find their way back to the United States each year. Luckily, the abundance of coins available makes this a great candidate for a Type coin of the issue. NGC has graded two coins as MS 68, the last of which sold at auction for $48,875 in 2005.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/2/2015

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1924 $20 MS
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1670 1680 1700 1710 1725 1740 1775 1810 1840 1950 2475 3200 14400 95000 - -
$ - - - - - - 1825 1900 2200 2700 4400 24000 -

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Total Graded: 301093
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

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Auction Prices Realized

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Auction House
Sale / Lot
1/12/2005 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 30103 $20,700.00
2/6/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 73, 78/Lot# 1106 $851.88
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2674 $1,320.00
10/18/2012 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 6419 $3,965.63
4/1/2013 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 3424, 3424/Lot# 2998 $2,937.50
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1402 $1,813.00
9/22/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/22/2013, 93/Lot# 116827 $2,069.10
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15940 $1,596.83

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 $20 MS
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3154
Owner: H.I.M.
Grade: MS 66
Points: 3154
Owner: MV Collection
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