Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,128,250
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: $1225.73 (10/27/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1910 S $20 MS obverse 1910 S $20 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: As can be guessed from the extremely high mintage, most of the 1910–S Double Eagles were melted during the 1930s. Many of the survivors were shipped overseas to European or South American banks. One of the largest group of this date to surface was discovered in El Salvador during the early 1980s. Most if not all of the coins were Mint State, and the date can be easily found in all grades below MS 65. Most of the coins seen of this date are well struck with better than average surfaces. Gem examples are rare and quite popular as less than 100 have been graded by NGC as MS 65. Perhaps 7 to 10 Superb coins are known. The Eliasberg/Clapp coin is among the finest seen. There is one monster coin of this date known. A nearly flawless, MS 68 example surfaced in the Midwest in the late 1970s. I seem to remember it being handled by Joe Flynn, a major dealer at the time. The coin has not been on the market in years. It would certainly fetch a strong six-figure price.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/8/2016

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1910 S $20 MS
Base $ 1525 1530 1535 1540 1550 1565 1575 1600 1625 1700 1800 1950 2150 2875 8500 31500 88500 175000 - -
$ - - - - - - 1850 2000 2250 3650 12000 39000 - -

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Total Graded: 4413
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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5/23/2001 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1440, 1440/Lot# 2044 $606.63
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2759 $2,185.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1580 $652.05
11/3/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX The Phillip Morse Collection #392, 392/Lot# 6586 $25,300.00
8/2/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(6), 1173/Lot# 9382 $1,768.38
6/3/2013 PCGS VF 30   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1340 $1,579.00
8/31/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 181505 $1,600.00
11/5/2015 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 21213 $4,993.75

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1910 S $20 MS
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 6545
Owner: smarks
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3564
Owner: fogbear
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