Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,041,500
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1034.84 (12/1/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
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1926 S $20 MS obverse 1926 S $20 MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: In similar fashion, the 1926–S Double Eagle suffered the same fate as its Denver brother of the same year. The rather impressive mintage was all but obliterated from the public’s hands, though a few have turned up in overseas bank hoards. Those that have survived show typical San Francisco beveled edges and slight weakness through the stars at the periphery. They are also usually frosty and lustrous. The 1926–S is the most common of the mint marked issues struck from 1924 to 1927. Choice examples can be found with moderate difficulty. Gems are quite rare and command substantial sums when available. The Smithsonian collection contains two superb examples, both of which would probably grade MS 66. Both were obtained from the US Mint at the time of issue. A single example has been graded by NGC as MS 67, but that coin has not traded at public auction.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/20/2015

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Total Graded: 670
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2714 $2,990.00
8/8/2007 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 3517 $3,737.50
7/31/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131132/Lot# 26596 $4,675.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6846 $4,457.40
4/8/2012 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3255, 3255/Lot# 3562 $5,200.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4352 $9,400.00
6/2/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 754, 763/Lot# 375 $8,853.00
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 190713 $13,500.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 S $20 MS
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 4064
Owner: scotty's gold
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2773
Owner: Empire Builder
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