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: $1218.57 (1/29/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 11/21/2014

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1925 S $20 MS
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Total Graded: 435
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
9/6/2000 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1354, 1354/Lot# 1764 $5,169.50
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 4133 $25,300.00
5/30/2007 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2007 May/June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #438, 438/Lot# 2800 $18,400.00
6/11/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 383, 389/Lot# 8118 $5,520.00
7/7/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 5277 $20,125.00
5/30/2012 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4469 $7,187.50
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4620 $11,750.00
6/23/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 123985 $2,970.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1925 S $20 MS
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 5574
Owner: davidmckay
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4840
Owner: MCB1980
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