Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 161,282
Catalog: KM-131
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.436g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1278.94 (8/30/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1909 $20 MS obverse 1909 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This issue is split into two groups: the regular date and the 1909 9/8 overdate. The regular date coins have just started to be recognized for their rarity in MS 64 or higher grades and none have been graded finer than MS 66 by NGC. This is one of the true condition rarities of the series, and a very difficult coin to find above MS 63. None have been certified by NGC above MS 66, one of which sold for $47,725 in 2011. Any serious collector of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles will tell you that this is one of the toughest issues to find in Choice condition.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/8/2016

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1909 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1525 1530 1535 1540 1550 1565 1575 1600 1625 1700 2100 2375 3075 7000 42500 97500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1377
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
12/30/1996 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0906, 906/Lot# 1853 $844.00
5/15/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 87: Lake Champlain & Colony Collections, 92/Lot# 247 $5,175.00
11/9/2008 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68113, 68113/Lot# 63589 $1,207.50
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2302 $2,415.00
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1152/Lot# 4705 $6,325.00
4/10/2011 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/10/2011, 110/Lot# 6924 $2,202.20
1/15/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131204/Lot# 24445 $2,300.00
2/3/2013 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1894 $2,043.00
8/8/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4434 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722262233224022472254226122682274228522952335252526853045443190461207519479305194562965671
220722282235224222492256226322702278228823082398257828053507596910056145432315935556523100
00000022632270227822882308239825782805350759691005614543231593555600
00000022662272228122922322246226322925396975081106517011268394059200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2685
Owner: Empire Builder
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2685
Owner: EzyRyder
 
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