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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: DOUBLE EAGLES - SAINT-GAUDENS, MOTTO
Item Description: $20 1920
Full Grade: NGC MS 63
Owner: Empire Builder

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: North Coast Limited   Score: 2597
Powhatan Arrow   Score: 2597
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide
NGC US Coin Census for St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)

Owner Comments:

The 1920 is one of the last Philadelphia Saints to be minted in lower quantities, just 228,250, making this a somewhat more valuable yet underappreciated issue. The hoards of Philadelphia coins minted and still extant from 1922-1928, make most collectors view Philadelphia coins from the 1920s as common. This decade marks an unusual situation that affects this series and most gold series in that many of the coins were never circulated, so many were melted when they were confiscated in 1933. The 1921, 1929, 1931 and 1932 are far rarer coins than their mintage would suggest.

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