Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 816,750
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1523.52 (1/25/2020)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1926 $20 MS obverse 1926 $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Like most other Philadelphia issues from this period, a significant number were saved in European banks and have since made their way back home. This date is one of the most common issues in the series. The 1926 Double Eagle can be found in all grades of Mint State through MS 66. Less than 10 coins have been certified as MS 67. One in that grade sold for $14,950 in 2008.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/8/2020

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1926 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1580 1580 1580 1590 1590 1600 1600 1600 1630 1690 1700 1750 1850 1960 2275 3850 45500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1800 1880 2100 2500 5000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 24402
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/21/2020 1926 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------16635052830986781955938494598---24402
--------------231471---27
-------------313905911----176
----------------1-----1
Total--------16635052831016796965239234779---24606
 --------0%0%0%0%2%13%28%39%16%2%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197222622332240224722542261226822742285229523082319234223622455268533248428133892190433888
2207222822352242224922562263227022782288229923122327234923932532289850251008216227258990
000000226322702278228822992312232723492393253228985025100821622700
000000226622722281229223042315233423552424260831116727117351906600
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3324
Owner: BenO
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 3324
Owner: James G.
 
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