Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,946,750
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: $1279.04 (8/27/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1927 $20 MS obverse 1927 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1927 Double Eagle is the second most common date of the series. Large numbers of the issue has survived and over 200,000 coins have been certified by the major grading services. This date makes an excellent candidate for a type coin. The production quality for this issue is outstanding and Gem examples of this date are among the best for the series.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/1/2016

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1927 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1525 1530 1535 1540 1550 1565 1575 1600 1625 1700 1775 1790 1825 1900 2325 4000 19000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1800 1850 2275 2700 4400 31650 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 142060
Low Grade: 40
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
1/10/2000 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 1257, 1257/Lot# 2061 $422.00
11/3/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX The Phillip Morse Collection #392, 392/Lot# 6694 $3,737.50
12/12/2005 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 December Dallas Signature Auction #398, 398/Lot# 2057 $1,840.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3626 $1,610.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4355 $2,291.25
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1468 $1,755.00
8/18/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 133808 $1,983.30
1/5/2014 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 785, 794/Lot# 838 $2,500.00
3/31/2015 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 33763 $1,410.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1927 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197222622332240224722542261226822742285229523082319232923522401265731266685111231860829306
220722282235224222492256226322702278228822992312232223372368248628134312816413618221740
00000022632270227822882299231223222337236824862813431281641361800
00000022662272228122922304231523262344238525722970549996441611300
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 11970
Owner: FloridaFacelifter
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 6545
Owner: North Iowa Coins
 
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