Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 22,000
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: $1185.96 (5/25/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1908 S $20 MS obverse 1908 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The mintage for the 1908-S Double Eagle is tiny in comparison to other issues of the era. The coins must have entered circulation rather quickly, as no significant groups of the date have been discovered over the decades. Most of the coins encountered have been circulated. The date is extremely popular, probably due to the low mintage. Gems do exist for the date, as several superb coins are known. The metal quality for 1908-S Double Eagles must be somewhat different than others for the year. Many are seen with large splashes of copper staining. The colorations can be quite beautiful and does not seem to distract from the value of this popular date. An NGC MS 66 example sold for $74,750 in 2011.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/25/2015

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1908 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 2050 2300 2600 3100 3700 5200 6350 6900 8100 14500 18000 26500 31000 54000 100000 210000 - - -
$ 4300 - 6500 7250 10500 15750 20000 29000 37500 62500 125000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 514
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/3/2000 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1328, 1328/Lot# 2026 $2,110.00
9/15/2003 NGC XF 40   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1312 $1,553.00
10/16/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 292, 298/Lot# 6484 $6,612.50
3/28/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 3373 $48,875.00
8/11/2010 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 3614 $74,750.00
12/5/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(2), 1192/Lot# 3917 $9,987.50
6/27/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2742 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base240124952643280730573324374743164629482050865563600765457597805898541217815488223563450650974
243225442698289031463465393744204693490952455711618668967751865710629132811777726406399950
00000039374420469349095245571161866896775186571062913281177772640600
00000041264525475649975404585963667246790492551140314385200673045600
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 6545
Owner: Brian J1
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 5086
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
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