Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 2,938,500
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1122.30 (10/9/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
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1925 D $20 MS obverse 1925 D $20 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Despite a very large mintage, most were destroyed during the great gold melts of the 1930s. At one time this issue was considered a major rarity. Starting in the 1950s, coins began to trickle in from European banks in small numbers. Today, around 1,000 coins are known; most in the lower ranges of Mint State. Gem examples are very rare with less than 10 certified by NGC. A single coin has been graded by NGC as MS 66. The Smithsonian example (likely from the Lilly collection) grades just MS 63.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/20/2015

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1925 D $20 MS
Base $ - - - 2550 2875 3750 4000 4500 4950 6100 8800 13750 24000 110000 245000 - - - -
$ 2975 - 4250 4700 5150 7000 9250 15500 27500 137500 - - -

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Total Graded: 309
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
2/11/2000 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2000 February Long Beach Sale #222, 222/Lot# 6923 $8,855.00
12/11/2000 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1385, 1385/Lot# 1737 $12,075.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2706 $6,267.50
7/18/2011 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 602, 609/Lot# 1706 $15,513.50
3/8/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1168/Lot# 4360 $13,800.00
9/6/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 5113 $4,700.00
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 6427 $9,400.00
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3569 $9,987.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1925 D $20 MS
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 4264
Owner: davidmckay
Grade: MS 61
Points: 3708
Owner: MCB1980
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