Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 228,250
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: $1152.97 (2/9/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1920 $20 MS obverse 1920 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1920 Double Eagle is the ultimate condition rarity of the series. In grades of MS 60 to MS 63 the dates trade for little or no premium above that of the most common issues. An MS 65 example of the 1920 is extremely rare and seldom offered. There are no MS 66 examples graded by either service. The quality of production for the date is very poor for the series. Many of the coins seen are struck less than average and most have extensive bag marks. I have also seen several high grade examples with deep patches of copper staining. The metal content for the issue must have been poorly prepared. The finest graded of the date, NGC MS 65, last sold for $44,563 in February 2012.


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Last Updated: 11/30/2015

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1920 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1670 1680 1700 1710 1725 1740 1775 1790 2200 5600 85000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 1785 1850 2700 9600 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6570
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/7/2004 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 8246 $577.30
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2790 $3,680.00
4/16/2005 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65044, 65044/Lot# 23773 $805.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1594 $649.75
4/8/2007 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2350, 2350/Lot# 3069 $2,800.00
7/27/2008 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68081, 68081/Lot# 61437 $3,450.00
3/31/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 7153 $1,669.80
9/16/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/16/2012, 40/Lot# 62056 $3,685.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1348 $1,755.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1920 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2002211721242139217622052212221922292236224722542401245125973945118831972430865460956628192367
204021192129215121852207221422222231223922492303241724993046659114496234373594152823749760
00000022142222223122392249230324172499304665911449623437359415282300
00000022162225223322432251235224342548349592371711027151410185955200
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2597
Owner: Empire Builder
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2597
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
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