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: $1737.53 (7/27/2021)
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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Last Updated: 7/27/2021

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1922 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1865 1865 1865 1885 1895 1910 2400 2600 2600 2900 3200 3900 4700 7100 48000 120000 - - - -
$ - - - - 2850 - - 4050 5250 9750 58000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 869
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: 7/20/2021 1922 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------1113291688230271213133----869
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Total------1113291688238275226133----894
 ------0%0%0%0%3%2%10%27%31%25%1%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1922 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base243624362436243624482455246124642699280728072960310334063712445894501293713656144051546116574
2436243624362440245024572462254227352807285830083204350839616122106121317713906147571583217403
00000024622542273528072858300832043508396161221061213177139061475700
00000024632621277128072909305533053610420977861177513416141551510900
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4458
Owner: Greenspring Hedge
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3712
Owner: mikejay973
 
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