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: $1444.79 (10/17/2019)
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: 8/7/2019

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1909/8 $20 MS
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Base $ 1480 1480 1480 1750 1850 2075 2100 2125 2200 2400 2600 3400 4850 11500 50000 115000 - - - -
$ 1880 - - - 2250 - 2800 3550 5950 18350 61000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1667
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: 10/8/2019 1909/8 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----6620244118147286388340573097----1667
-------------5--------5
------------11111-----5
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Total----66202441181472863893465831107----1677
 ----0 %0 %1 %1 %2 %11 %28 %5 %23 %21 %3 %2 %1 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
5/28/2003 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1730, 1730/Lot# 1870 $4,510.00
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2612 $862.50
6/2/2005 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2005 June Long Beach Signature Auction #376, 376/Lot# 8189 $1,495.00
4/20/2008 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2518, 2518/Lot# 2567 $1,120.00
5/29/2011 NGC MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1342 $2,925.00
4/28/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/28/2013, 72/Lot# 106638 $1,651.10
4/28/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20671 $2,526.25
12/7/2014 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 833, 842/Lot# 429 $2,500.00


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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