Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,776,500
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1161.97 (4/28/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
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1925 S $20 MS obverse 1925 S $20 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Despite an extremely large mintage, the 1925–S is quite scarce today. The vast majority were sent to the melting pots. Less than 1,000 coins have been certified by the major grading services. Unlike the other rare dates of this vintage, small number were saved by American collectors at the time of issue. There are a few splendid Gems examples known for the date. The finest example I have seen is the nearly flawless coins that were once part of the Norweb collection. Interestingly, last week I was able to purchase two Choice examples of the 1925–S Double Eagle across the counter in Lexington, Kentucky. The family that sold them had lived in California at one time, and had no idea of the their value. It’s amazing what still shows up in the world of numismatics.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/20/2015

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1925 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 2400 2450 2500 2700 3600 4850 5300 5900 8100 11500 13750 18500 52500 175000 250000 370000 650000 - -
$ 4100 - 5550 6500 8900 - 15500 24000 75000 215000 275000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 435
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
6/10/2001 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1446, 1446/Lot# 1160 $4,536.50
2/20/2005 NGC MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2708 $14,375.00
1/6/2011 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5102 $12,362.50
1/24/2012 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 10761 $10,637.50
9/6/2012 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 5114 $4,406.25
11/29/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1177/Lot# 5289 $6,462.50
3/31/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131315/Lot# 22522 $9,400.00
3/23/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 179368 $6,667.10
1/29/2015 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1217/Lot# 3371 $8,225.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1925 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20382154217622122295261433903975433145464840502255746079702210096144571569417615187232946844211
2076216121882239240128723585409344024644490052065742639380461154914869163341798422304343820
000000358540934402464449005206574263938046115491486916334179842230400
000000378042124474474249615390591067079071130031528116974183532588600
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 5574
Owner: davidmckay
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 5574
Owner: MCB1980
 
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