Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 34,000
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: $1148.42 (2/9/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1913 S $20 MS obverse 1913 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date is very popular as the third lowest mintage Double Eagle after the 1907 High Relief and the 1908–S. Other dates are much rarer as quite a few of this issue’s low mintage survived. For some reason, a significant number were saved; these probably sat out the first half of the century in European or South American bank vaults. The 1913–S is a classic condition rarity. NGC has graded 215 MS 64 examples, but only 8 as Gem MS 65. The price for this issue soars at the highest levels. Only one MS 66 coin is known for the date. It was at one time part of the famous “Dallas Bank” collection.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/30/2015

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1913 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1800 1875 1900 1925 1950 2000 3100 4000 5100 7500 45500 200000 - - - -
$ - - - 1975 2100 3350 4400 6250 12000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1137
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
3/28/2001 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1421, 1421/Lot# 1754 $1,266.00
4/29/2003 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23051, 23051/Lot# 13617 $2,587.50
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2702 $3,335.00
10/15/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 186, 192/Lot# 1107 $1,380.00
9/7/2011 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1159/Lot# 8969 $2,070.00
6/15/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 201145 $4,290.00
9/5/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3498, 6052/Lot# 20591 $11,162.50
10/31/2014 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3506, 6060/Lot# 22473 $5,170.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base200221172124213921762295233223682415244524902519256130383650449184941391422658349295153873377
204021192129215122152307234423832425246024992533272032423930582510300168282674840465588170
00000023442383242524602499253327203242393058251030016828267484046500
00000023562399243524752509254728793446421071591210719743308384600100
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3038
Owner: scotty's gold
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3038
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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