Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 161,282
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1451.60 (8/22/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1909 $20 MS obverse 1909 $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This issue is split into two groups: the regular date and the 1909 9/8 overdate. The regular date coins have just started to be recognized for their rarity in MS 64 or higher grades and none have been graded finer than MS 66 by NGC. This is one of the true condition rarities of the series, and a very difficult coin to find above MS 63. None have been certified by NGC above MS 66, one of which sold for $47,725 in 2011. Any serious collector of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles will tell you that this is one of the toughest issues to find in Choice condition.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1909 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1480 1480 1480 1580 1660 1680 1740 1790 1820 1830 1950 2175 2700 6400 40000 85000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2475 3200 7100 54000 110000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1359
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/20/2019 1909 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----22441771230632934481378134----1359
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-------------213------6
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Total----22441771230632934501388434----1365
 ----0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %5 %17 %5 %21 %33 %10 %6 %0 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/14/2005 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2001, 2001/Lot# 2100 $1,540.00
9/12/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #53, 58/Lot# 1363 $552.00
7/5/2006 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 July Dallas, TX Coin Signature Auction #407, 407/Lot# 1935 $9,200.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2329 $9,775.00
3/17/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(3), 1153/Lot# 5038 $2,990.00
1/8/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131203/Lot# 22736 $2,300.00
6/10/2012 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/10/2012, 26/Lot# 50314 $2,366.10
8/8/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4434 $1,645.00
1/7/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7765 $4,230.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722262233224022472254226122682274228522952335252526853045443190461207519479305194562965671
220722282235224222492256226322702278228823082398257828053507596910056145432315935556523100
00000022632270227822882308239825782805350759691005614543231593555600
00000022662272228122922322246226322925396975081106517011268394059200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2685
Owner: EzyRyder
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2685
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
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