Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 3,049,500
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1023.13 (11/30/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1924 D $20 MS obverse 1924 D $20 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Despite a large mintage similar to that of the Philadelphia issue of this year, most of the Denver coins remained in United States vaults until the great melts of the 1930s. The coins were converted into bars that were sent to Fort Knox. At one time the 1924-D was considered one of the prime rarities of the series. Starting in the 1960s, however, small numbers were found in European vaults. Most coins found have scattered bag marks, and they usually are found in grades ranging from MS 61 to MS 64. Gems are very rare with less than a dozen certified by NGC. Survivors show strong luster and average strikes, but many have worn dies around the peripheries due to a lack of quality control (perhaps caused by the enormous amount of coins that were minted).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/20/2015

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1924 D $20 MS
Base $ - - 2300 2450 2500 2850 3050 3350 4400 5550 6250 8750 17000 92500 172500 - - - -
$ 2600 - - 3600 4650 5800 6750 10750 22500 110000 - - -

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Total Graded: 447
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
3/3/1999 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1139, 1139/Lot# 1964 $4,536.50
7/8/2001 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1456, 1456/Lot# 1164 $6,963.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1600 $2,702.50
11/3/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX The Phillip Morse Collection #392, 392/Lot# 6670 $10,925.00
12/2/2010 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1147/Lot# 4793 $5,031.25
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1847 $4,370.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9878 $5,290.00
7/20/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 207936 $5,850.63

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 D $20 MS
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Grade: UNC Details
Points: 1497
Owner: Empire Builder
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