Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 34,000
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1442.74 (10/17/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1913 S $20 MS obverse 1913 S $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date is very popular as the third lowest mintage Double Eagle after the 1907 High Relief and the 1908–S. Other dates are much rarer as quite a few of this issue’s low mintage survived. For some reason, a significant number were saved; these probably sat out the first half of the century in European or South American bank vaults. The 1913–S is a classic condition rarity. NGC has graded 215 MS 64 examples, but only 8 as Gem MS 65. The price for this issue soars at the highest levels. Only one MS 66 coin is known for the date. It was at one time part of the famous “Dallas Bank” collection.


GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/11/2019

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1913 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1480 1480 1480 1600 1620 1670 1700 1770 2125 2375 2900 3700 4300 6900 34500 180000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 3800 5000 10000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1160
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1913 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----153630118342003601762198-----1160
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Total-----153630118342003611782198-----1163
 -----0 %0 %0 %1 %3 %10 %3 %17 %31 %15 %19 %1 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2702 $3,335.00
10/15/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 186, 192/Lot# 1107 $1,380.00
8/26/2008 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28091, 28091/Lot# 21596 $3,593.75
9/22/2010 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2930, 2930/Lot# 2353 $4,255.00
1/5/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5313 $25,750.00
4/27/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1154/Lot# 6982 $6,359.50
6/15/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 201145 $4,290.00
10/31/2014 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3506, 6060/Lot# 22473 $5,170.00
1/7/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7792 $4,817.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 $20 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722262233224023352385239124012417243324642754305734473852456592711525222658349295153873377
220722282235227223522387239424062422244325612855318735824090613411265177212674840465588180
00000023942406242224432561285531873582409061341126517721267484046500
00000023982412242824542657295633173717432777021325820189308394600200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3447
Owner: scotty's gold
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3447
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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