Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 816,750
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1217.99 (2/28/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1926 $20 MS obverse 1926 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Like most other Philadelphia issues from this period, a significant number were saved in European banks and have since made their way back home. This date is one of the most common issues in the series. The 1926 Double Eagle can be found in all grades of Mint State through MS 66. Less than 10 coins have been certified as MS 67. One in that grade sold for $14,950 in 2008.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/1/2016

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1926 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1525 1530 1535 1540 1550 1565 1575 1600 1625 1700 1760 1790 1850 2000 2300 4050 41000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1800 1875 2150 2800 10300 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 23456
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/21/1998 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1998 Mid-Winter ANA Signature Sale #184, 184/Lot# 6729 $448.50
5/11/1998 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1048, 1048/Lot# 2149 $1,107.75
5/16/2005 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #39, 43/Lot# 1228 $1,265.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2795 $891.25
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2329 $1,955.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 66   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1329 $4,095.00
12/25/2011 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/25/2011, 150/Lot# 27259 $3,025.00
2/3/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1202/Lot# 4972 $3,080.85
3/6/2015 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 480 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197222622332240224722542261226822742285229523082319234223622455268533248428133892190433888
2207222822352242224922562263227022782288229923122327234923932532289850251008216227258990
000000226322702278228822992312232723492393253228985025100821622700
000000226622722281229223042315233423552424260831116727117351906600
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 7960
Owner: CSdot
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2898
Owner: JRomulus
 
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