Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,323,500
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: $1174.45 (5/31/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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1924 $20 MS obverse 1924 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1924 Double Eagle is easily the most common date of the series. Nearly 10% of the large mintage of over 4 million coins has been graded by the major grading services. NGC has graded over 100,000 coins in MS 64 alone! Much of Europe was in financial distress around this time and large quantities of this and other dated Double Eagles were sent overseas for international banking transactions. Many sat there for decades and large numbers continue to find their way back to the United States each year. Luckily, the abundance of coins available makes this a great candidate for a Type coin of the issue. NGC has graded two coins as MS 68, the last of which sold at auction for $48,875 in 2005.


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1924 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1670 1680 1700 1710 1725 1740 1775 1790 1825 1900 2300 3150 14750 95000 - -
$ - - - - - - 1800 1875 2000 2600 3850 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 307672
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/12/1993 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1993 Early Spring ANA Bullet Sale #101, 101/Lot# 1222 $825.00
8/21/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 101, 106/Lot# 999 $839.50
10/21/2007 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2438, 2438/Lot# 2339 $1,120.00
9/6/2009 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3543 $1,725.00
6/19/2011 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/19/2011, 122/Lot# 10640 $2,530.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 2220 $3,047.50
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1394 $2,106.00
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1201/Lot# 7389 $2,585.00
8/18/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42763 $1,351.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2002211721242139217622052212221922292236224722542281230223942476266531545986104041756027835
204021192129215121852207221422222231223922492263228823322421253928284098745812789209850
00000022142222223122392249226322882332242125392828409874581278900
00000022162225223322432251227222952363244826022991504289311517400
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 6545
Owner: CRAMER
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 6545
Owner: Durham Collection
 
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