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: $1116.50 (10/9/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
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1926 D $20 MS obverse 1926 D $20 MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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: 4/20/2015

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1926 D $20 MS
Base $ - - 7500 10500 12500 13750 15250 16500 17750 19000 19750 26000 50000 220000 385000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 23000 38500 97000 290000 500000 - -

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Total Graded: 114
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1841 $35,650.00
3/24/2010 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138, 1138/Lot# 2832 $20,700.00
7/7/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 5280 $12,650.00
11/7/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(3), 1161/Lot# 4536 $16,100.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(4), 1166/Lot# 4642 $402,500.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4375 $21,850.00
7/11/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1187/Lot# 3453 $15,275.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 D $20 MS
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