Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,323,500
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: $1276.13 (10/1/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1924 $20 MS obverse 1924 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1924 Double Eagle is easily the most common date of the series. Nearly 10% of the large mintage of over 4 million coins has been graded by the major grading services. NGC has graded over 100,000 coins in MS 64 alone! Much of Europe was in financial distress around this time and large quantities of this and other dated Double Eagles were sent overseas for international banking transactions. Many sat there for decades and large numbers continue to find their way back to the United States each year. Luckily, the abundance of coins available makes this a great candidate for a Type coin of the issue. NGC has graded two coins as MS 68, the last of which sold at auction for $48,875 in 2005.


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Price Guide

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1924 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1525 1530 1535 1540 1550 1565 1575 1600 1625 1700 1775 1790 1825 1900 2300 3950 14750 95000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 1800 1875 2000 2600 4250 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 311567
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/9/1999 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1173, 1173/Lot# 2125 $1,793.50
5/25/2008 NGC MS 63   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4863 $977.50
5/8/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131120/Lot# 22481 $1,782.50
4/14/2013 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/14/2013, 70/Lot# 108567 $2,894.10
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1403 $2,047.00
7/27/2014 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 814, 823/Lot# 300 $1,900.00
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15940 $1,596.83
3/27/2015 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7435 $2,115.00
12/3/2015 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1227/Lot# 8317 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197222622332240224722542261226822742285229523082319232923522401264330806048119701756027835
220722282235224222492256226322702278228822992312232223372368248227894069802213833209850
00000022632270227822882299231223222337236824822789406980221383300
00000022662272228122922304231523262344238525622934505999961569700
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 6545
Owner: CRAMER
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 6545
Owner: Durham Collection
 
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