Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 228,250
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: $1279.91 (9/28/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1920 $20 MS obverse 1920 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1920 Double Eagle is the ultimate condition rarity of the series. In grades of MS 60 to MS 63 the dates trade for little or no premium above that of the most common issues. An MS 65 example of the 1920 is extremely rare and seldom offered. There are no MS 66 examples graded by either service. The quality of production for the date is very poor for the series. Many of the coins seen are struck less than average and most have extensive bag marks. I have also seen several high grade examples with deep patches of copper staining. The metal content for the issue must have been poorly prepared. The finest graded of the date, NGC MS 65, last sold for $44,563 in February 2012.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/8/2016

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1920 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1525 1530 1535 1540 1550 1565 1575 1600 1625 1700 1775 1790 2200 5600 85000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 1785 1850 2700 9600 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6879
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/28/1998 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1100, 1100/Lot# 1969 $764.88
5/9/2007 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #434, 434/Lot# 4365 $2,530.00
7/9/2009 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 2322 $5,462.50
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2315 $1,840.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1350 $1,755.00
12/1/2013 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 780, 789/Lot# 239 $1,700.00
2/9/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 136949 $1,443.20
3/6/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 478 $3,290.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1920 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197222622332240224722542261226822742285229523082319232925854016115291972430865460956628192367
220722282235224222492256226322702278228822992312232224143062652014261234383594252824749760
00000022632270227822882299231223222414306265201426123438359425282400
00000022662272228122922304231523262500353990251699227151410185955200
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2585
Owner: Empire Builder
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2585
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
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