1911 $20 MS67

CERTIFICATION#: 16342379
PCGS#: 9157

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Like all the Philadelphia Mint issues from 1908 With Motto to 1915 (except the relatively common 1910), the 1911 is a very underrated coin, particularly in high grade. Most known Mint State examples are low quality, i.e. MS-60 to MS-62, and even at the MS-63 level, the 1911 is only seen infrequently. In MS-64, this issue is very rare and gems number in the 12 to 15 range at most. I have only seen a couple of MS-67 quality examples of this issue so it is obviously a major rarity better than MS-65.

The 1911 is nearly always sharply struck. The surfaces are usually frosty and slightly granular, and lustre is only average at best and often below average for the series. Color is basically the same for every specimen I have seen, a light to medium orange gold, sometimes with a light greenish tint.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens Edge: Lettered
Mintage: 197,200 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
40
1,480
2
45+
1,480
50
1,485
11
50+
1,485
53
1,490
9
53+
1,490
55+
1,550
58+
1,600
1
62+
1,920
6
65+
25,000
1
66+
52,500
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 14,000 R-2.9 23 / 49 TIE 25 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 8,166 R-3.3 26 / 49 28 / 54
65 or Better 175 R-7.2 29 / 49 29 / 54

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4615, $184,000

2 MS66+ PCGS grade Bella Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
2 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade