Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,323,500
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1214.99 (5/23/2017)
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

Last Updated: 12/1/2016

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1924 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1525 1530 1535 1540 1550 1565 1575 1600 1625 1690 1735 1760 1800 1835 2150 2700 12250 90000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 1770 1815 1925 2350 3500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 313054
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
6/11/2017 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1256/Lot# 5143
6/11/2017 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1256/Lot# 5145
6/11/2017 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1256/Lot# 4636


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/6/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA (ANA) Signature Auction #402, 402/Lot# 2443 $2,760.00
1/31/2010 NGC MS 63   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2666 $1,466.00
1/6/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5101 $1,512.25
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1300 $2,106.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3215, 3215/Lot# 2790 $1,800.00
2/26/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131210/Lot# 28466 $1,840.00
6/8/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 178581 $1,485.00
8/18/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42763 $1,351.25


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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