Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 481,000
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1253.40 (1/25/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
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1926 D $20 MS obverse 1926 D $20 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date is much rarer than the 1924–D, 1924–S, 1925–D and 1925–S. Most of the ample mintage was destroyed in the great melts of the 1930s. Of the coins that survived, most grade MS 60 to MS 64. Gems are exceedingly rare. This date is one of the true condition rarities of the series. To date, none have been graded by NGC above MS 64. The Smithsonian collection contains three examples, one of which grades MS 67 and is undoubtedly the finest known. It was obtained directly from the United States Mint at the time of issue. At one time this date was considered more rare than the much vaulted 1927–D. As with the other rarities of this era, small numbers have been found over the years in groups coming from Europe.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/21/2014

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1926 D $20 MS
Base $ - - 7500 10500 12500 12500 13750 15250 16500 17750 18250 19000 19750 26000 50000 220000 385000 - - - -
$ 13500 14750 16250 17500 18250 18500 19500 23000 38500 97000 290000 500000 - -
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Total Graded: 114
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64

Upcoming Auctions

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Sale / Lot
2/1/2015 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1217/Lot# 3372

Auction Prices Realized

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5/27/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1841 $35,650.00
1/6/2010 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 2327 $83,375.00
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5317 $16,100.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4375 $21,850.00
2/3/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1202/Lot# 5494 $21,737.50
3/20/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30504 $47,000.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 D $20 MS
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