Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 757,750
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1137.10 (12/8/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1911 S $20 MS obverse 1911 S $20 MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1911–S is significantly scarcer than its Denver counterpart. Only around 250 coins have been graded MS 65 by NGC. The date usually brings a two to three times premium versus common dates of the series in MS 65. Large numbers of this date were found in the El Salvador hoard, but most were in the MS 60 to MS 64 grade. The strike for the date can sometimes be somewhat shallow and, as usual, bag marks plague most examples seen. A few Gem coins are known for the date and a few have sold at auction in recent years for $10-15,000.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/1/2016

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1911 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1525 1530 1535 1540 1550 1565 1575 1600 1625 1700 1785 1925 2050 2475 5000 16000 90000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1935 2150 2600 6250 27000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5394
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/20/2003 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2003 Charlotte ANA National Money Signature Sale #316, 316/Lot# 6505 $529.00
1/28/2004 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Signature Sale #342, 342/Lot# 7673 $6,612.50
1/29/2006 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2152, 2152/Lot# 1992 $1,344.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2685 $4,140.00
5/3/2010 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The May 2010 Online Auction, 54/Lot# 1035 $1,909.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1171/Lot# 10747 $2,300.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1154 $1,872.00
5/4/2014 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 802, 811/Lot# 365 $2,999.00
6/1/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 196643 $1,713.80
10/31/2016 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1241/Lot# 4758 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1911 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722262233224022472254226122682274228522952312233524012464280740951217821749346895153573376
22072228223522422249225622632270227822882301232023572422257832366789153682606240304588150
0000002263227022782288230123202357242225783236678915368260624030400
0000002266227222812292230623272379244326933666948418559303764592000
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2807
Owner: Jesse T Brown
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2807
Owner: scotty's gold
 
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