Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 149,750
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1726.42 (6/21/2021)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1912 $20 MS obverse 1912 $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date is very popular as the Philadelphia issue are the only Double Eagles struck for the year. They are doubly popular this year during the centennial of its issue. In early 1912, New Mexico and Arizona joined the United States, thus increasing the 46 star count then current on the obverse die. An additional two stars were added below the date near the oak leaves, and the other 46 stars remained in their current place. Although technically a new type was created by the addition of the two stars, these additional stars are not widely recognized by collectors. As a result of its low mintage, the 1912 Double Eagle is quite scarce in all levels of Mint State. Most seen are heavily bag marked, probably the result of rough handling from their trips overseas and back. Small groups of the date have surfaced over the years, but very few have been found in Gem condition. Just 3 coins have been certified as MS 66 by NGC, and the last one to appear sold for $27,600 in 2005. Interestingly, the business strike 1912 Double Eagle is one of the few gold coins missing from the Smithsonian collection.


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Last Updated: 6/21/2021

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1912 $20 MS
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Base $ 1845 1845 1845 1865 1875 1890 1890 1890 1920 1945 2100 2125 2175 4550 25000 60000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2125 2700 6750 37000 110000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2572
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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: 6/15/2021 1912 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------27937251835881041367167182----2572
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Total------27937251835881042368174202----2583
 ------0%0%0%1%10%3%23%40%14%7%1%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base243624362436243624552455246124642464246424802495260026002628365774311022610831114621235513299
243624362436244224552457246224642464246924852530260026092971491583631042811041117601267013964
0000002462246424642469248525302600260929714915836310428110411176000
0000002463246424642475249025652600261933146173929410629112521205700
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 7431
Owner: JimK2012
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 7431
Owner: mikejay973
 
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