Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 796,000
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1808.35 (9/24/2020)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1916 S $20 MS obverse 1916 S $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date is moderately scarce, but can be found in MS 64 or MS 65 with minimal effort. The 1916–S was more difficult to locate until a large hoard of 4,000–5,000 coins were discovered in El Salvador around 1983. MTB of New York masterfully sold the coins to several large retail rare coin companies and the coins were widely distributed to retail customers with little market disruption. The quality of production for the 1916–S issue is quite high and choice examples display radiant luster. Just three coins have been graded by NGC as MS 67. One sold for $24,450 in 2009.


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Last Updated: 9/25/2020

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1916 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1930 1930 1930 1950 1960 1975 1975 1975 - - - 2200 - 2350 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4301
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: 9/22/2020 1916 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----1-162212216179615100914067761453---4301
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--------------312146----35
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Total-----1-162212216179615101214187921513---4338
 -----0%-0%0%1%3%0%4%14%23%33%18%3%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197222622332240224722542261226822742285229523082352240126142754338644728428140472284535186
2207222822352242224922562263227022782288229923232368247226612965374857911030116980269590
000000226322702278228822992323236824722661296537485791103011698000
000000226622722281229223042337238525432707317541107109121741991200
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3386
Owner: jtryka
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3386
Owner: scotty's gold
 
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