Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,927,500
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1114.95 (10/7/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
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1924 S $20 MS obverse 1924 S $20 MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The rarity and survival numbers of the 1924–S Double Eagle are nearly identical to the 1924–D issue. Despite a large mintage, most were melted and small numbers have been found in recent decades coming from European banks. Most seen are rather well struck and lustrous with the typical rounded rims seen on San Francisco coins. They are commonly found with die wear on the peripheral devices and lettering in the form of a shadowy ring. As with the 1924–D, Gem examples are very rare and only one coin has been certified as MS 66 by NGC. That coin sold at auction in 2007 for $55,200.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/20/2015

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Total Graded: 472
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Auction House
Sale / Lot
9/17/2003 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 8567 $23,000.00
1/7/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 2228 $14,950.00
9/10/2006 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2437 $7,763.00
1/22/2007 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2317, 2317/Lot# 1888 $4,704.00
12/4/2008 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 2648 $7,187.50
6/11/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 383, 389/Lot# 8117 $11,902.50
2/3/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1152/Lot# 4736 $5,807.50
8/8/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4470 $8,225.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 S $20 MS
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 5205
Owner: ftrifilio5
Grade: MS 63
Points: 5205
Owner: Thornton
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