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: $1278.26 (9/29/2016)
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
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - 2300 2450 2500 2750 3100 3650 4100 5150 5650 6300 7800 17500 95000 185000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 6400 10750 22500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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12/29/2000 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1390, 1390/Lot# 1817 $2,268.25
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1600 $2,702.50
9/14/2008 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1696 $1,265.00
9/9/2009 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2009 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1129, 1129/Lot# 1967 $3,737.50
4/1/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131215/Lot# 27721 $7,475.00
3/21/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1183/Lot# 4482 $7,050.00
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
9/7/2016 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1239/Lot# 5810 $5,170.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 D $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2433246425252643272727542807288530573303348638174032423146436473119701488024463374075483677651
244324842564267127362772283329423139336435963889409843685253830512940180742877843217624410
00000028332942313933643596388940984368525383051294018074287784321700
000000285930003221342537073960416545065863101381391021269330924902600
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Grade: UNC Details
Points: 1909
Owner: Empire Builder
 
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