Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,946,750
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: $1170.68 (2/10/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1927 $20 MS obverse 1927 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1927 Double Eagle is the second most common date of the series. Large numbers of the issue has survived and over 200,000 coins have been certified by the major grading services. This date makes an excellent candidate for a type coin. The production quality for this issue is outstanding and Gem examples of this date are among the best for the series.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/2/2015

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1927 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1670 1680 1700 1710 1725 1740 1775 1790 1825 1900 2325 3250 19000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 1800 1850 2275 2700 4000 31650 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 140939
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/10/2000 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1257, 1257/Lot# 2062 $448.38
10/6/2001 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2001 October Long Beach Bullet Sale #272, 272/Lot# 1548 $862.50
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1911 $920.00
3/11/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131212/Lot# 21577 $2,760.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1477 $1,813.00
6/4/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1206/Lot# 6058 $1,997.50
8/8/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4477 $1,410.00
8/31/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 174322 $2,150.00
11/23/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 831, 840/Lot# 295 $1,375.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1927 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2002211721242139217622052212221922292236224722542281230223942476266531546134111181860829306
204021192129215121852207221422222231223922492263228823322421253928284147779513614221740
00000022142222223122392249226322882332242125392828414777951361400
00000022162225223322432251227222952363244826022991514094561611100
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4147
Owner: MV Collection
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2665
Owner: J.D.A.
 
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