Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 180,000
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1757.64 (7/28/2021)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1927 D $20 MS obverse 1927 D $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The status of the 1927–D Double Eagle as the rarest regular issue for the series is unquestioned. With the discovery of another ten 1933 Double Eagles, the 1927–D is actually more rare than that enigmatic issue! None have appeared in the European or South American hoards and this date was apparently all but eliminated by the massive meltings of gold in the 1930s. Nearly all 1927–D Double Eagles are in Choice or Gem condition. Amazingly, the Smithsonian collection contains three examples of the 1927–D Double Eagle, all of which are in Gem Mint State. I have seen several counterfeits of this date over the years. Most have been with added mintmarks. The 1927–D Double Eagle is a star for the series and is generally only available when a great collection crosses the auction block.


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Last Updated: 7/8/2019

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1927 D $20 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/27/2021 1927 D $20 MS
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NGC Registry Score 1927 D $20 MS
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Base18220185031879019079193721966819968202712050021150217492248524570286292949429494306043178634320357943785540003
18314185991888619177194711976820069203472071721350219942318025923289172949429864309983263134811364813857142003
000000200692034720717213502199423180259232891729494298643099832631348113648100
000000201702042420933215492224023875272762920629494302343139233475353033716800
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