Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,658,000
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1452.35 (8/19/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1922 S $20 MS obverse 1922 S $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The mintage for this issue is astounding considering that it is quite scarce today. This is a date that suffered tremendously from the massive meltings of gold coins in the 1930s. At one time is was considered one of the prime rarities for the series ranking along side the 1920–S, 1929, and 1930s issues. Small hoards of the date have surfaced continually over the years. This issue is now scarce, but collectible. Most seen grade MS 62 to MS 64. Gems are rare and only a few have been graded as MS 66. Production quality for the issue is high and luster and strike are not a problem for the issue. Some examples seen have a noticeable die bulge on the obverse and the rims are somewhat rounded. The Smithsonian collection contains a single MS 62 example.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1922 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1700 1750 1800 1830 1950 2200 2400 2600 2750 2850 3200 3900 4700 7100 48000 120000 - - - -
$ - - - - 2800 - - 4050 5250 9750 58000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 875
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 62
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: 8/13/2019 1922 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------1112291686223273227133----875
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-------------7613------26
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Total------1112291686230279240133----901
 ------0 %0 %0 %0 %3 %2 %10 %26 %31 %27 %1 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/9/2001 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1515, 1515/Lot# 1075 $1,371.50
8/18/2004 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Signature Sale #352, 352/Lot# 7787 $2,530.00
3/5/2007 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 129, 134/Lot# 2034 $3,450.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3607 $2,530.00
9/23/2012 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/23/2012, 41/Lot# 62045 $4,730.00
3/28/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6396 $3,525.00
7/9/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1222/Lot# 3401 $9,987.50
2/22/2018 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2018 February 22 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1272/Lot# 6091 $5,520.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1922 $20 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base221222502268230223522433247625552643275428342910300933453817475699811328117776281384241261449
222522562279231923792447250225842680278128592943312135024130649811081147792123032896487580
00000025022584268027812859294331213502413064981108114779212303289600
00000025292614271728072885297632333660444382391218116278246843765400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3345
Owner: davidmckay
 
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