Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,658,000
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: $1195.15 (5/24/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1922 S $20 MS obverse 1922 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The mintage for this issue is astounding considering that it is quite scarce today. This is a date that suffered tremendously from the massive meltings of gold coins in the 1930s. At one time is was considered one of the prime rarities for the series ranking along side the 1920–S, 1929, and 1930s issues. Small hoards of the date have surfaced continually over the years. This issue is now scarce, but collectible. Most seen grade MS 62 to MS 64. Gems are rare and only a few have been graded as MS 66. Production quality for the issue is high and luster and strike are not a problem for the issue. Some examples seen have a noticeable die bulge on the obverse and the rims are somewhat rounded. The Smithsonian collection contains a single MS 62 example.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/1/2015

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1922 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1675 1700 1750 1825 1950 2150 2300 2500 2650 3000 3750 5000 8250 56000 130000 - - - -
$ - - - - - 3250 4500 6100 12500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 900
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/10/2005 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2024, 2024/Lot# 1988 $2,860.00
1/3/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 3290 $34,500.00
3/5/2007 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 129, 134/Lot# 2034 $3,450.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3526 $39,100.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7906 $3,335.00
11/1/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1191/Lot# 4790 $4,291.10
1/8/2014 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1201/Lot# 7376 $3,818.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1922 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base200221172124213921762295231523352388242324742507273233073719489194111055017775281384241261449
20402119212921512215230123212352239924402485258229233444410963979790129582122932896487570
0000002321235223992440248525822923344441096397979012958212293289600
00000023282370241124572496265731153581450079041017015366246833765400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3307
Owner: davidmckay
 
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