Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,938,250
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1680.04 (4/14/2021)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1931 $20 MS obverse 1931 $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Unlike nearly all other earlier issues of the series, no examples of this date appear to have been sent overseas to European banks. As the Depression in America deepened in the early 1930s, the Philadelphia Mint coined a substantial number of Double Eagles during 1931. These sat around in Treasury or bank vaults, only to be gathered up a few years later and melted. Virtually the entire mintage was wiped out. Today there are probably less than 100 known in all grades. Most of the coins that do appear would grade from MS 62 to MS 64. A couple of superb examples are known for the date. The Smithsonian collection has three, one of which would grade MS 67, and the Phillip Morse coin is a Superb Gem. The date is highly sought after by collectors and usually only available when a great collection has made its way to auction.


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Last Updated: 12/31/2016

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1931 $20 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 30
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/13/2021 1931 $20 MS
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Total-------------151465----31
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1931 $20 MS
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Base4694504953675563583664006685719873747651810687689234101051119711842128481468618866274654085259394
4812515554325654602464956856725774667803832789239524104691141212177134611607921732319274703362364
00000068567257746678038327892395241046911412121771346116079217323192700
00000070277315755979548547907998151083311627125131407317473245993639000
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