Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1995.19 (8/7/2020)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1909/8 $20 MS obverse 1909/8 $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This overdate was created when the Mint engraver used a 1908 hub and a 1909 hub to create at least one die. Some believe that only a single die was used to coin the overdate, which is possible considering that the population reports show a virtually equal number of overdate and regular date 1909 Double Eagles have been graded. This overdate was first discovered in 1910 and published by Edgar Adams in The Numismatist. Later it was popularized by Wayte Raymond in his Coin Collector’s Journal in May 1943. This issue was once considered quite scarce until large groups were found in European bank hoards. The survival at the top levels for the 1909/8 is very close to that of the 1909. Mint State coins can be found, but it is very rare in Gem condition. An NGC MS 66 example sold at public auction in 2007 for $60,375.


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Last Updated: 7/27/2020

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1909/8 $20 MS
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Base $ 1900 1900 1900 1900 1925 2050 2100 2125 2200 2400 2600 3400 4850 11500 50000 115000 - - - -
$ 1950 - - - 2250 - 2800 3550 5950 18350 61000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1678
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
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: 8/4/2020 1909/8 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----66202441185476863883415830107----1678
-------------5--------5
------------12131-----8
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Total----66202441185476863893485933117----1691
 ----0%0%1%1%2%11%28%5%23%21%3%2%1%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909/8 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base225022682274227822852385243324952525254025852699280731943765546695881275713469142101525616357
225622702275228023182401245425052530255526232735293633844332684010644129941371614559156230
00000024542505253025552623273529363384433268401064412994137161455900
00000024742515253525702661277130653575489982141170113232139631490700
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3194
Owner: Chubaca
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3194
Owner: JRomulus
 
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