Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 481,000
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1926 D $20 MS obverse 1926 D $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date is much rarer than the 1924–D, 1924–S, 1925–D and 1925–S. Most of the ample mintage was destroyed in the great melts of the 1930s. Of the coins that survived, most grade MS 60 to MS 64. Gems are exceedingly rare. This date is one of the true condition rarities of the series. To date, none have been graded by NGC above MS 64. The Smithsonian collection contains three examples, one of which grades MS 67 and is undoubtedly the finest known. It was obtained directly from the United States Mint at the time of issue. At one time this date was considered more rare than the much vaulted 1927–D. As with the other rarities of this era, small numbers have been found over the years in groups coming from Europe.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/22/2020

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1926 D $20 MS
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Base $ - - - 11500 13750 14900 15750 16500 17750 18250 18550 20550 24000 47000 200000 395000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 107
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/22/2020 1926 D $20 MS
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Base----1----8361444229------107
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Total----1----83615442210------109
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 D $20 MS
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Base4141429044314565526457025783590560316248647365746651675376519690157151865128491428916207886984
4191433744764798541057295824594761036323650766006685705283311169816694219313329149287703800
000000582459476103632365076600668570528331116981669421931332914928700
000000586459896176639865406625671973529010137071767225211380915568200
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