Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 566,000
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1296.69 (6/17/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1923 $20 MS obverse 1923 $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Similar to the 1922 Philadelphia issue, the 1923 Double Eagle suffered from the mass meltings of the 1930s, but more than enough survived in overseas hoards to keep it well within the ranks of any other common date. More than 30,000 examples have been certified and most show an attractive orange–gold color with strong luster. The striking quality is normally high for this date. The date is surprisingly available in MS 65 with more than 120 coins graded by NGC alone. Superb Gems are very rare and seldom offered for sale. The 1923 issue is also commonly found with large patches of copper discolorations. Some find these copper stains to be attractive, while others would decline to purchase such a coin.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/31/2019

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1923 $20 MS
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Base $ 1410 1415 1420 1570 1570 1580 1580 1580 1580 1590 1600 1780 1820 2100 4375 42500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1785 1875 2600 9500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 31716
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/11/2019 1923 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------12486248270413208123882949126-----31716
----------------1-----1
-------------1236581-----107
---------------1------1
Total-------12486248270413220124243008128-----31825
 -------0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %8 %42 %39 %9 %0 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/6/2003 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore Bullet Sale #327, 327/Lot# 4124 $693.45
11/20/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #64114, 64114/Lot# 24768 $805.00
6/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2055, 2055/Lot# 2361 $605.00
2/14/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #430, 430/Lot# 5245 $3,220.00
9/14/2008 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1681 $1,006.25
5/3/2010 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The May 2010 Online Auction, 54/Lot# 1073 $1,842.30
11/25/2012 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 727, 736/Lot# 1292 $3,750.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1363 $1,989.00
6/15/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 91714 $1,545.66


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1923 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base21972226223322402247225422612268227422852295230823192329235224953675888915722252393846956243
22072228223522422249225622632270227822882299231223222337240028885413111671889429649443940
0000002263227022782288229923122322233724002888541311167188942964900
0000002266227222812292230423152326234424473282715113444220673405900
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2495
Owner: CSdot
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2495
Owner: James G.
 
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