Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,776,500
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1720.39 (9/22/2021)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1925 S $20 MS obverse 1925 S $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Despite an extremely large mintage, the 1925–S is quite scarce today. The vast majority were sent to the melting pots. Less than 1,000 coins have been certified by the major grading services. Unlike the other rare dates of this vintage, small number were saved by American collectors at the time of issue. There are a few splendid Gems examples known for the date. The finest example I have seen is the nearly flawless coins that were once part of the Norweb collection. Interestingly, last week I was able to purchase two Choice examples of the 1925–S Double Eagle across the counter in Lexington, Kentucky. The family that sold them had lived in California at one time, and had no idea of the their value. It’s amazing what still shows up in the world of numismatics.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2020

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1925 S $20 MS
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Base $ 2400 2450 2500 2700 3450 4900 5400 5900 6750 9750 10000 13000 15400 49000 155000 270000 390000 550000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 65000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 410
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/21/2021 1925 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----2-6721321024771053119211---410
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Total----2-6721321024771063219211---412
 ----0%-1%2%5%8%25%1%19%26%8%5%0%0%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1925 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2643269927272754286032163695378339524111436151045158574761539520140621674718723207232210223549
26622708273627892979337637243839400541944609512253545882727511034149571740619390211832258424726
000000372438394005419446095122535458827275110341495717406193902118300
000000375438964058427848565140555160188398125481585218064200562164200
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 5158
Owner: davidmckay
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4361
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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