Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 161,282
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: $1176.87 (6/1/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1909 $20 MS obverse 1909 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This issue is split into two groups: the regular date and the 1909 9/8 overdate. The regular date coins have just started to be recognized for their rarity in MS 64 or higher grades and none have been graded finer than MS 66 by NGC. This is one of the true condition rarities of the series, and a very difficult coin to find above MS 63. None have been certified by NGC above MS 66, one of which sold for $47,725 in 2011. Any serious collector of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles will tell you that this is one of the toughest issues to find in Choice condition.


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Last Updated: 11/25/2015

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1909 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1670 1680 1700 1710 1725 1740 2100 2375 3075 7000 42500 97500 - - - -
$ - - - - - 2250 2650 3750 13000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1375
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/19/1999 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1165, 1165/Lot# 2102 $923.13
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2746 $3,220.00
11/27/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 115: The Eagle One Sale, 120/Lot# 4515 $1,437.50
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 7466 $6,037.50
6/10/2012 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/10/2012, 26/Lot# 50314 $2,366.10
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 6353 $7,637.50
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1189/Lot# 6911 $70,500.00
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15927 $1,468.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722262233224022472254230223152329233923522362252526853113486290461207519479305194562965671
220722282235224222492270230623202332234323552416257828283696625710056145432315935556523100
00000023062320233223432355241625782828369662571005614543231593555600
00000023112324233623482359247126322970427976511106517011268394059200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2685
Owner: Empire Builder
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2685
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
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