Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 34,000
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1220.11 (5/22/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1913 S $20 MS obverse 1913 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date is very popular as the third lowest mintage Double Eagle after the 1907 High Relief and the 1908–S. Other dates are much rarer as quite a few of this issue’s low mintage survived. For some reason, a significant number were saved; these probably sat out the first half of the century in European or South American bank vaults. The 1913–S is a classic condition rarity. NGC has graded 215 MS 64 examples, but only 8 as Gem MS 65. The price for this issue soars at the highest levels. Only one MS 66 coin is known for the date. It was at one time part of the famous “Dallas Bank” collection.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/1/2016

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1913 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1525 1530 1535 1540 1550 1565 1575 1650 2100 2350 2900 3650 4400 6900 37500 175000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 3750 5000 9250 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1153
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2644 $3,335.00
4/2/2007 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Spring Collectors Choice Sale', 137/Lot# 989 $920.00
11/2/2008 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68112, 68112/Lot# 62656 $5,462.50
11/21/2010 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2963, 2963/Lot# 5609 $3,910.00
5/8/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131120/Lot# 23043 $5,463.01
1/24/2012 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 10756 $3,162.50
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 5363 $3,593.75
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31313 $1,586.25
6/15/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 201145 $4,290.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722262233224023352385239124012417243324642754305734473852456592711525222658349295153873377
220722282235227223522387239424062422244325612855318735824090613411265177212674840465588180
00000023942406242224432561285531873582409061341126517721267484046500
00000023982412242824542657295633173717432777021325820189308394600200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3447
Owner: scotty's gold
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3447
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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