Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 3,049,500
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: $1226.31 (10/23/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 7/8/2016

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1924 D $20 MS
Base $ - - 2300 2450 2500 2750 3100 3650 4100 5150 5650 6300 7800 17500 95000 185000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 6400 10750 22500 - - - -

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Total Graded: 451
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
7/8/2001 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1456, 1456/Lot# 1164 $6,963.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1600 $2,702.50
4/26/2006 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 4719 $12,650.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3530 $11,500.00
7/30/2008 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 2114 $74,750.00
12/2/2010 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1147/Lot# 4794 $6,325.00
7/20/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 207936 $5,850.63
11/5/2015 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 20145 $8,812.50

NGC Registry

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