Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,128,250
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1466.34 (8/17/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1910 S $20 MS obverse 1910 S $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: As can be guessed from the extremely high mintage, most of the 1910–S Double Eagles were melted during the 1930s. Many of the survivors were shipped overseas to European or South American banks. One of the largest group of this date to surface was discovered in El Salvador during the early 1980s. Most if not all of the coins were Mint State, and the date can be easily found in all grades below MS 65. Most of the coins seen of this date are well struck with better than average surfaces. Gem examples are rare and quite popular as less than 100 have been graded by NGC as MS 65. Perhaps 7 to 10 Superb coins are known. The Eliasberg/Clapp coin is among the finest seen. There is one monster coin of this date known. A nearly flawless, MS 68 example surfaced in the Midwest in the late 1970s. I seem to remember it being handled by Joe Flynn, a major dealer at the time. The coin has not been on the market in years. It would certainly fetch a strong six-figure price.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2019

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1910 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1480 1480 1480 1530 1530 1530 1550 1560 1560 1600 1730 1740 1930 2350 6550 33000 112500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1880 2075 3200 13500 38500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4500
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, 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: 8/13/2019 1910 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1---9621193510128042625161211265357891---4500
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-------------4195-----19
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Total1---9621193510128042625161611275448391---4519
 0 %---0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %2 %6 %1 %14 %36 %25 %12 %2 %0 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
12/3/2003 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1814, 1814/Lot# 1804 $495.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2624 $747.50
6/28/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday Rocket Sale - Internet Auction # 156, 161/Lot# 5333 $782.00
1/6/2010 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 2297 $28,750.00
7/24/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131131/Lot# 25541 $1,840.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25378 $2,467.50
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1341 $1,638.00
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 181505 $1,600.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1910 $20 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base21972226223322402247225422612268227422852295230823352433255529484817810611688146192291235278
2207222822352242224922562263227022782288229923172368247426863571591393001266517383270340
000000226322702278228822992317236824742686357159139300126651738300
0000002266227222812292230423262400251428174194701010494136422014800
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3571
Owner: Chucker
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2948
Owner: smarks
 
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