Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 3,049,500
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1453.48 (8/19/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1924 D $20 MS obverse 1924 D $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Despite a large mintage similar to that of the Philadelphia issue of this year, most of the Denver coins remained in United States vaults until the great melts of the 1930s. The coins were converted into bars that were sent to Fort Knox. At one time the 1924-D was considered one of the prime rarities of the series. Starting in the 1960s, however, small numbers were found in European vaults. Most coins found have scattered bag marks, and they usually are found in grades ranging from MS 61 to MS 64. Gems are very rare with less than a dozen certified by NGC. Survivors show strong luster and average strikes, but many have worn dies around the peripheries due to a lack of quality control (perhaps caused by the enormous amount of coins that were minted).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1924 D $20 MS
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Base $ - - 2100 2275 2350 2500 2750 3000 3750 4750 5000 6250 7500 15250 92500 187500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 6600 9000 18500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 440
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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 1924 D $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------17371759128938891----440
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-------------144------9
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Total--------17371759129979291----449
 --------0 %2 %8 %4 %13 %29 %22 %20 %2 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/14/2001 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1493, 1493/Lot# 1111 $6,119.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1600 $2,702.50
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2780 $7,475.00
1/3/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6835 $4,312.50
9/6/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 5109 $3,525.00
2/27/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(4), 1203/Lot# 5626 $2,350.00
7/20/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 207936 $5,850.63
11/5/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 20143 $11,750.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 $20 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2433246425252643272727542807288530573303348638174032423146436473119701488024463374075483677651
244324842564267127362772283329423139336435963889409843685253830512940180742877843217624410
00000028332942313933643596388940984368525383051294018074287784321700
000000285930003221342537073960416545065863101381391021269330924902600
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Grade: UNC Details
Points: 1909
Owner: jtryka
 
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