Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 22,000
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1777.19 (5/10/2021)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1908 S $20 MS obverse 1908 S $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The mintage for the 1908-S Double Eagle is tiny in comparison to other issues of the era. The coins must have entered circulation rather quickly, as no significant groups of the date have been discovered over the decades. Most of the coins encountered have been circulated. The date is extremely popular, probably due to the low mintage. Gems do exist for the date, as several superb coins are known. The metal quality for 1908-S Double Eagles must be somewhat different than others for the year. Many are seen with large splashes of copper staining. The colorations can be quite beautiful and does not seem to distract from the value of this popular date. An NGC MS 66 example sold for $74,750 in 2011.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/10/2021

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1908 S $20 MS
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Base $ 2050 2300 2600 3100 3150 5350 6000 6550 8200 12250 13500 15250 24750 31000 51000 105000 215000 - - -
$ - - - 6850 11500 - - - 26000 35000 60000 115000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 521
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1908 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----81244373393134145843211275----521
------------------1---1
---------14----2------7
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Total----812443733941381458432114751---529
 ----2%2%8%7%6%18%26%3%11%8%4%3%1%1%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base246424952643280730573080363939354141430447445610583661297403805896561237815603164281759118815
2474254426982890306532663738400441954451503356855934655476218591105631345315878168161799919756
00000037384004419544515033568559346554762185911056313453158781681600
00000038364072425045975321576160316978784091231147114528161531720300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 6129
Owner: Mirrored Morgan
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4744
Owner: CRGW
 
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