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: $1831.78 (9/23/2020)
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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Last Updated: 9/23/2020

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1924 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1940 1940 1940 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 472
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: 9/22/2020 1924 S $20 MS
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Base--------1132444129124117191----472
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Total--------1132445132130120201----486
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 S $20 MS
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Base2464252525852643269927542781280728853009351639194048449955157014148801720823179356455249374616
248425452604266227172763279028332926317836503962419848386015963615656191982733441261598670
00000027902833292631783650396241984838601596361565619198273344126100
000000279828592968334737854005434951766514122581643221189314904687700
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 5515
Owner: John H Erickson
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 5515
Owner: Thornton
 
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