Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 3,049,500
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1223.40 (5/30/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1924 D $20 MS obverse 1924 D $20 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Despite a large mintage similar to that of the Philadelphia issue of this year, most of the Denver coins remained in United States vaults until the great melts of the 1930s. The coins were converted into bars that were sent to Fort Knox. At one time the 1924-D was considered one of the prime rarities of the series. Starting in the 1960s, however, small numbers were found in European vaults. Most coins found have scattered bag marks, and they usually are found in grades ranging from MS 61 to MS 64. Gems are very rare with less than a dozen certified by NGC. Survivors show strong luster and average strikes, but many have worn dies around the peripheries due to a lack of quality control (perhaps caused by the enormous amount of coins that were minted).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/1/2016

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1924 D $20 MS
Base $ - - 2100 2250 2350 2550 2700 3100 3450 4200 4900 6250 7900 15250 92500 187500 - - - -
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Total Graded: 445
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
10/14/2001 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1493, 1493/Lot# 1111 $6,119.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1600 $2,702.50
8/13/2006 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 5723 $11,500.00
9/14/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1695 $12,650.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9878 $5,290.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4374 $10,062.50
7/20/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 207936 $5,850.63
8/5/2014 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 4337 $4,259.38

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 D $20 MS
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Grade: UNC Details
Points: 1909
Owner: jtryka
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