Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,927,500
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1451.74 (8/22/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1924 S $20 MS obverse 1924 S $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The rarity and survival numbers of the 1924–S Double Eagle are nearly identical to the 1924–D issue. Despite a large mintage, most were melted and small numbers have been found in recent decades coming from European banks. Most seen are rather well struck and lustrous with the typical rounded rims seen on San Francisco coins. They are commonly found with die wear on the peripheral devices and lettering in the form of a shadowy ring. As with the 1924–D, Gem examples are very rare and only one coin has been certified as MS 66 by NGC. That coin sold at auction in 2007 for $55,200.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1924 S $20 MS
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Base $ - - - 2325 2350 2500 2750 3000 3875 4750 5500 7300 11500 15100 130000 250000 810000 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 466
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: 8/20/2019 1924 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------1132442127122117191----466
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Total--------1132442128128118201----475
 --------0 %0 %7 %1 %9 %27 %27 %25 %4 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/15/2003 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1330 $8,050.00
1/22/2007 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2317, 2317/Lot# 1888 $4,704.00
6/11/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 383, 389/Lot# 8117 $11,902.50
2/3/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1152/Lot# 4736 $5,807.50
8/8/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4470 $8,225.00
1/29/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1217/Lot# 3370 $16,450.00
4/4/2017 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1253/Lot# 16100 $11,750.00
2/20/2018 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131809/Lot# 27927 $3,120.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 $20 MS S
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Base2464252525852643269927542781280728853009351639194048449955157014148801720823179356455249374616
248425452604266227172763279028332926317836503962419848386015963615656191982733441261598670
00000027902833292631783650396241984838601596361565619198273344126100
000000279828592968334737854005434951766514122581643221189314904687700
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 5515
Owner: Thornton
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 4499
Owner: jtryka
 
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