Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1239.27 (10/23/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1909/8 $20 MS obverse 1909/8 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This overdate was created when the Mint engraver used a 1908 hub and a 1909 hub to create at least one die. Some believe that only a single die was used to coin the overdate, which is possible considering that the population reports show a virtually equal number of overdate and regular date 1909 Double Eagles have been graded. This overdate was first discovered in 1910 and published by Edgar Adams in The Numismatist. Later it was popularized by Wayte Raymond in his Coin Collector’s Journal in May 1943. This issue was once considered quite scarce until large groups were found in European bank hoards. The survival at the top levels for the 1909/8 is very close to that of the 1909. Mint State coins can be found, but it is very rare in Gem condition. An NGC MS 66 example sold at public auction in 2007 for $60,375.


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Last Updated: 12/1/2016

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1909/8 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1525 1530 1545 1700 1875 1950 2000 2100 2200 2500 2650 3300 4850 12500 52500 120000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1663
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/26/2002 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2002 September Long Beach Signature Sale #300, 300/Lot# 8910 $920.00
2/20/2005 NGC MS 60   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2611 $1,208.00
10/26/2005 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2110, 2110/Lot# 1939 $644.00
11/27/2006 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 115: The Eagle One Sale, 120/Lot# 4516 $1,437.50
8/26/2008 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28091, 28091/Lot# 21583 $2,645.00
5/29/2011 NGC MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1342 $2,925.00
3/28/2014 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6368 $1,997.50
7/20/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 207941 $2,444.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909/8 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722262233224022682385239124012433252526432754288531723885600794851311220706322294792768676
220722282235224923072387239424122464256426802798298134104592716610694156432454737462548430
00000023942412246425642680279829813410459271661069415643245473746200
00000023982422249426042717284130763647530083261190318175283884269400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3172
Owner: JRomulus
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3172
Owner: karl49
 
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