Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 796,000
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: $1308.25 (7/30/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1916 S $20 MS obverse 1916 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date is moderately scarce, but can be found in MS 64 or MS 65 with minimal effort. The 1916–S was more difficult to locate until a large hoard of 4,000–5,000 coins were discovered in El Salvador around 1983. MTB of New York masterfully sold the coins to several large retail rare coin companies and the coins were widely distributed to retail customers with little market disruption. The quality of production for the 1916–S issue is quite high and choice examples display radiant luster. Just three coins have been graded by NGC as MS 67. One sold for $24,450 in 2009.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/8/2016

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1916 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1525 1530 1535 1540 1550 1565 1575 1600 1640 1785 1825 1900 2250 2500 3850 7150 35000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2000 2350 2900 4350 18750 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4220
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/8/2004 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1933, 1933/Lot# 2116 $632.50
2/20/2005 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2658 $1,093.00
3/13/2005 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2012, 2012/Lot# 1878 $2,035.00
6/29/2005 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 June New York, NY Signature Auction #380, 380/Lot# 6881 $2,070.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1346 $1,574.00
6/15/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 201153 $2,653.20
10/31/2014 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 5522 $1,880.00
12/7/2014 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 833, 842/Lot# 354 $2,050.00
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(6), 1231/Lot# 6782 $2,232.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197222622332240224722542261226822742285229523082352240126142754338644728428140472284535186
2207222822352242224922562263227022782288229923232368247226612965374857911030116980269590
000000226322702278228822992323236824722661296537485791103011698000
000000226622722281229223042337238525432707317541107109121741991200
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 7960
Owner: Empire Builder
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3386
Owner: scotty's gold
 
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