Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,776,500
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: $1284.26 (7/27/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1925 S $20 MS obverse 1925 S $20 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Despite an extremely large mintage, the 1925–S is quite scarce today. The vast majority were sent to the melting pots. Less than 1,000 coins have been certified by the major grading services. Unlike the other rare dates of this vintage, small number were saved by American collectors at the time of issue. There are a few splendid Gems examples known for the date. The finest example I have seen is the nearly flawless coins that were once part of the Norweb collection. Interestingly, last week I was able to purchase two Choice examples of the 1925–S Double Eagle across the counter in Lexington, Kentucky. The family that sold them had lived in California at one time, and had no idea of the their value. It’s amazing what still shows up in the world of numismatics.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/8/2016

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1925 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2400 2450 2500 2700 3450 4850 5400 5900 7500 10250 11000 13750 17250 52500 180000 250000 390000 650000 - -
$ - - - - 8500 - - - - 75000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 420
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 4133 $25,300.00
5/24/2009 NGC AU 53   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1430 $3,450.00
9/23/2009 NCS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2749, 2749/Lot# 1739 $2,472.50
1/6/2010 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 2324 $14,950.00
1/6/2011 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5102 $12,362.50
11/1/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1191/Lot# 3945 $8,812.50
4/6/2014 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 179094 $7,315.00
8/6/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 13279 $9,987.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1925 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2585269927272754286032163447376539524111456551585367587964379756147511635318723217492946844211
2623270827362789297932933553382740054262476352285538606575431142115285171431973224322343820
000000355338274005426247635228553860657543114211528517143197322432200
000000365938904058441449605297570862518650130861581917933207402689500
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 6437
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 5367
Owner: davidmckay
 
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