Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 228,250
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1429.38 (12/15/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1920 $20 MS obverse 1920 $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1920 Double Eagle is the ultimate condition rarity of the series. In grades of MS 60 to MS 63 the dates trade for little or no premium above that of the most common issues. An MS 65 example of the 1920 is extremely rare and seldom offered. There are no MS 66 examples graded by either service. The quality of production for the date is very poor for the series. Many of the coins seen are struck less than average and most have extensive bag marks. I have also seen several high grade examples with deep patches of copper staining. The metal content for the issue must have been poorly prepared. The finest graded of the date, NGC MS 65, last sold for $44,563 in February 2012.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2019

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1920 $20 MS
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Base $ 1480 1480 1480 1490 1510 1510 1520 1530 1530 1650 1680 1700 1980 4800 125000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1750 2300 7150 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6985
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1920 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------5551271179358416174117-----6985
--------------41------5
-------------51318------36
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Total---------5551271179358916344307-----7026
 ---------0 %1 %2 %17 %51 %23 %6 %0 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/23/1998 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1026, 1026/Lot# 2058 $606.63
12/8/2004 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2004 December Dallas Signature Sale #277, 277/Lot# 7174 $920.00
6/1/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 5214 $2,760.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1268 $2,223.00
9/16/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/16/2012, 40/Lot# 62056 $3,685.00
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1913 $2,150.00
6/16/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 756, 765/Lot# 936 $1,900.00
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1206/Lot# 6015 $1,800.10
11/5/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 21217 $2,820.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1920 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197222622332240224722542261226822742285229523082319232925854016115291972430865460956628192367
220722282235224222492256226322702278228822992312232224143062652014261234383594252824749760
00000022632270227822882299231223222414306265201426123438359425282400
00000022662272228122922304231523262500353990251699227151410185955200
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 6520
Owner: JRomulus
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 4016
Owner: David Benjamin
 
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