Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,938,250
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1217.31 (2/27/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1931 $20 MS obverse 1931 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Unlike nearly all other earlier issues of the series, no examples of this date appear to have been sent overseas to European banks. As the Depression in America deepened in the early 1930s, the Philadelphia Mint coined a substantial number of Double Eagles during 1931. These sat around in Treasury or bank vaults, only to be gathered up a few years later and melted. Virtually the entire mintage was wiped out. Today there are probably less than 100 known in all grades. Most of the coins that do appear would grade from MS 62 to MS 64. A couple of superb examples are known for the date. The Smithsonian collection has three, one of which would grade MS 67, and the Phillip Morse coin is a Superb Gem. The date is highly sought after by collectors and usually only available when a great collection has made its way to auction.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/1/2016

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1931 $20 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 33
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/3/2005 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX The Phillip Morse Collection #392, 392/Lot# 6710 $264,500.00
11/3/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX The Phillip Morse Collection #392, 392/Lot# 6711 $115,000.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 4153 $132,250.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 5120 $54,625.00
3/9/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 175828 $21,451.10
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(4), 1231/Lot# 5700 $76,375.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1931 $20 MS
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481251555432565460246495685672577466780383278923952410469114121217713461160792173231927470330
00000068567257746678038327892395241046911412121771346116079217323192700
00000070277315755979548547907998151083311627125131407317473245993639000
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