Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,323,500
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1367.33 (7/16/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1924 $20 MS obverse 1924 $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1924 Double Eagle is easily the most common date of the series. Nearly 10% of the large mintage of over 4 million coins has been graded by the major grading services. NGC has graded over 100,000 coins in MS 64 alone! Much of Europe was in financial distress around this time and large quantities of this and other dated Double Eagles were sent overseas for international banking transactions. Many sat there for decades and large numbers continue to find their way back to the United States each year. Luckily, the abundance of coins available makes this a great candidate for a Type coin of the issue. NGC has graded two coins as MS 68, the last of which sold at auction for $48,875 in 2005.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/2/2019

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1924 $20 MS
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Base $ 1410 1420 1420 1570 1570 1580 1580 1580 1580 1590 1600 1600 1810 1890 2150 2650 13000 90000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 1770 1820 1930 2300 3500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 322662
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/16/2019 1924 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-21-----1283977267923534701125161068323539851701953--322662
--------------5718542---86
-------------19946655321611---1472
----------------14----5
Total-21-----1283977267923534891126151075043594953891983--324225
 -0 %0 %-----0 %0 %0 %0 %2 %16 %35 %33 %11 %2 %0 %0 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/27/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 80, 85/Lot# 1082 $726.80
3/18/2007 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2341, 2341/Lot# 2460 $728.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1288 $2,223.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 2225 $2,185.00
1/1/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131202/Lot# 21258 $1,725.00
3/17/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 103618 $2,090.00
4/21/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 110214 $1,760.01
2/6/2015 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2675 $1,997.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197222622332240224722542261226822742285229523082319232923522401264330806048119701756027835
220722282235224222492256226322702278228822992312232223372368248227894069802213833209850
00000022632270227822882299231223222337236824822789406980221383300
00000022662272228122922304231523262344238525622934505999961569700
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4069
Owner: JimK2012
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 4069
Owner: StanJustice
 
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