Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 180,000
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1226.69 (5/26/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1927 D $20 MS obverse 1927 D $20 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The status of the 1927–D Double Eagle as the rarest regular issue for the series is unquestioned. With the discovery of another ten 1933 Double Eagles, the 1927–D is actually more rare than that enigmatic issue! None have appeared in the European or South American hoards and this date was apparently all but eliminated by the massive meltings of gold in the 1930s. Nearly all 1927–D Double Eagles are in Choice or Gem condition. Amazingly, the Smithsonian collection contains three examples of the 1927–D Double Eagle, all of which are in Gem Mint State. I have seen several counterfeits of this date over the years. Most have been with added mintmarks. The 1927–D Double Eagle is a star for the series and is generally only available when a great collection crosses the auction block.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/1/2016

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Total Graded: 4
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
6/4/1995 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 1995 June Long Beach Sale #137, 137/Lot# 6026 $390,500.00
11/3/2005 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX The Phillip Morse Collection #392, 392/Lot# 6697 $1,897,500.00
1/6/2010 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 2331 $1,495,000.00
1/8/2014 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5597 $1,997,500.00
3/20/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30506 $1,292,500.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1927 D $20 MS
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