Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,658,000
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1194.19 (2/21/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1922 S $20 MS obverse 1922 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The mintage for this issue is astounding considering that it is quite scarce today. This is a date that suffered tremendously from the massive meltings of gold coins in the 1930s. At one time is was considered one of the prime rarities for the series ranking along side the 1920–S, 1929, and 1930s issues. Small hoards of the date have surfaced continually over the years. This issue is now scarce, but collectible. Most seen grade MS 62 to MS 64. Gems are rare and only a few have been graded as MS 66. Production quality for the issue is high and luster and strike are not a problem for the issue. Some examples seen have a noticeable die bulge on the obverse and the rims are somewhat rounded. The Smithsonian collection contains a single MS 62 example.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/1/2016

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1922 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1700 1750 1800 1850 1950 2200 2400 2600 2750 2850 3200 4050 4700 7100 48000 120000 - - - -
$ - - - - 2800 - - 4200 5250 9750 58000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 892
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
5/26/1999 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1168, 1168/Lot# 2258 $949.50
3/24/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #368, 368/Lot# 7487 $5,750.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1596 $2,530.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2736 $5,750.00
12/26/2010 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2984, 2984/Lot# 2290 $5,980.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7903 $5,750.00
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 6401 $7,050.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1922 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base221222502268230223522433247625552643275428342910300933453817475699811328117776281384241261449
222522562279231923792447250225842680278128592943312135024130649811081147792123032896487580
00000025022584268027812859294331213502413064981108114779212303289600
00000025292614271728072885297632333660444382391218116278246843765400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3345
Owner: davidmckay
 
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