Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,041,500
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1466.34 (8/17/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1926 S $20 MS obverse 1926 S $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: In similar fashion, the 1926–S Double Eagle suffered the same fate as its Denver brother of the same year. The rather impressive mintage was all but obliterated from the public’s hands, though a few have turned up in overseas bank hoards. Those that have survived show typical San Francisco beveled edges and slight weakness through the stars at the periphery. They are also usually frosty and lustrous. The 1926–S is the most common of the mint marked issues struck from 1924 to 1927. Choice examples can be found with moderate difficulty. Gems are quite rare and command substantial sums when available. The Smithsonian collection contains two superb examples, both of which would probably grade MS 66. Both were obtained from the US Mint at the time of issue. A single example has been graded by NGC as MS 67, but that coin has not traded at public auction.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1926 S $20 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 645
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 8/13/2019 1926 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------4142251241782702431---645
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--------------561-----12
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Total---------4142251241832762531---657
 ---------1 %2 %0 %4 %19 %28 %42 %4 %0 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2447 $8,912.50
11/8/2009 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2768, 2768/Lot# 2642 $24,150.00
12/2/2010 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1147/Lot# 4800 $9,200.00
12/2/2010 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1147/Lot# 4799 $4,025.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4353 $7,343.75
6/2/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 754, 763/Lot# 375 $8,853.00
1/8/2014 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1201/Lot# 7412 $7,050.00
3/2/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 175576 $12,375.00
10/8/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1210/Lot# 5138 $9,400.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 $20 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base256725732585261426432699275428072885296030573238344738524095504980581129419306302814530965252
25692577259526242662271727722833291029923117330835823933441360529137139652296435290519570
0000002772283329102992311733083582393344136052913713965229643529000
00000027892859293530253178337737174014473170551021516635266234030000
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 4095
Owner: scotty's gold
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2960
Owner: jtryka
 
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