Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 567,500
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1371.94 (7/22/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1915 S $20 MS obverse 1915 S $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date ranks as one the most common for the series before 1920. Large numbers are known in all grades from MS 60 to MS 65. Examples continue to be found in fresh shipments from the European banks. The date usually well struck with ample luster. The 1915–S can be found in Gem condition with relative ease. As with most dates, anything above MS 66 is extremely rare. A single coin has been graded by NGC as MS 67. That coin has not traded at auction.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/8/2019

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1915 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1410 1420 1420 1570 1570 1580 1580 1580 1580 1590 1600 1780 1820 2075 2300 6250 40000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1790 1880 2200 3375 16250 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 16165
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 7/16/2019 1915 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----1216111013644024875632558516941672---16165
---------------22-----4
-------------31033336----85
----------------1-----1
Total-----1216111013644024905642562017301732---16255
 -----0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %0 %3 %15 %35 %35 %11 %1 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/22/2003 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1822, 1822/Lot# 1898 $770.00
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2785 $1,782.50
1/1/2007 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 120, 125/Lot# 6800 $770.50
1/23/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 211021/Lot# 20629 $1,610.00
8/14/2011 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/14/2011, 131/Lot# 14940 $2,613.73
2/10/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/10/2013, 61/Lot# 97516 $2,200.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8169 $2,173.75
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1345 $2,340.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 $20 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197222622332240224722542261226822742285229523082319232923522525286042908644139972277635090
2207222822352242224922562263227022782288229923122322233724102637333757411042816923268810
000000226322702278228822992312232223372410263733375741104281692300
000000226622722281229223042315232623442467274838137193122131985000
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2860
Owner: bigboeer
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2860
Owner: Jesse T Brown
 
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