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: $1375.12 (7/22/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/12/2019

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1909/8 $20 MS
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Base $ 1410 1420 1420 1740 1820 2050 2100 2125 2200 2450 2550 3450 4850 12000 52500 120000 - - - -
$ - - - - 2250 - 2800 3600 6250 18350 61000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1661
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: 7/16/2019 1909/8 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----6619224018047286387340573097----1661
-------------5--------5
------------11111-----5
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Total----66192240180472863883465831107----1671
 ----0 %0 %1 %1 %2 %11 %28 %5 %23 %21 %3 %2 %1 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
3/21/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #31, 35/Lot# 1015 $862.50
7/12/2007 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 Summer F.U.N. (July, West Palm Beach, FL) Signature Coin Auction #442, 442/Lot# 3157 $24,150.00
2/17/2008 PCGS MS 60   Teletrade Auction 2490, 2490/Lot# 2661 $1,568.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2305 $4,255.00
5/29/2011 NGC MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1342 $2,925.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6761 $3,464.95
4/28/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/28/2013, 72/Lot# 106638 $1,651.10
4/2/2015 NGC MS 89   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3528, 6097/Lot# 20533 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909/8 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722262233224022682385239124012433252526432754288531723885600794851311220706322294792768676
220722282235224923072387239424122464256426802798298134104592716610694156432454737462548430
00000023942412246425642680279829813410459271661069415643245473746200
00000023982422249426042717284130763647530083261190318175283884269400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3172
Owner: JRomulus
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3172
Owner: karl49
 
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