Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 481,000
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: $1281.55 (8/26/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1926 D $20 MS obverse 1926 D $20 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date is much rarer than the 1924–D, 1924–S, 1925–D and 1925–S. Most of the ample mintage was destroyed in the great melts of the 1930s. Of the coins that survived, most grade MS 60 to MS 64. Gems are exceedingly rare. This date is one of the true condition rarities of the series. To date, none have been graded by NGC above MS 64. The Smithsonian collection contains three examples, one of which grades MS 67 and is undoubtedly the finest known. It was obtained directly from the United States Mint at the time of issue. At one time this date was considered more rare than the much vaulted 1927–D. As with the other rarities of this era, small numbers have been found over the years in groups coming from Europe.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/8/2016

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1926 D $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - 7500 10500 12750 13900 14650 16000 17500 18000 18750 19500 27000 51500 220000 385000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 23000 - 100000 - 535000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 111
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2796 $69,000.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4614 $19,975.00
1/8/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5594 $16,450.00
2/3/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1202/Lot# 5494 $21,737.50
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 4331 $23,500.00
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4991 $41,125.00
6/27/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2750 $17,037.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 D $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4141429044314565526457025783590560316248647365746651675376519690157151865128491428916207886984
4191433744764798541057295824594761036323650766006685705283311169816694219313329149287703800
000000582459476103632365076600668570528331116981669421931332914928700
000000586459896176639865406625671973529010137071767225211380915568200
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