Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 757,750
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: $1296.45 (9/24/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 7/8/2016

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1911 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1525 1530 1535 1540 1550 1565 1575 1600 1625 1700 1800 1900 2000 2600 5850 20500 100000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 1825 1925 2200 3000 7450 25000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5356
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
1/13/2002 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1527, 1527/Lot# 1145 $448.00
5/16/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #39, 43/Lot# 1216 $718.75
11/3/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 4800 $1,265.00
2/5/2006 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1382 $1,150.00
6/1/2006 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 4050 $862.50
11/3/2010 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 5520 $2,185.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1154 $1,872.00
2/24/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 102699 $2,256.10
3/17/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131313/Lot# 28592 $1,880.00


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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