1922 $20 MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 25530283
PCGS#: 9173

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1922 is a very common issue in terms of total number of Mint State pieces known. Obtaining one in MS-63 or lower grade will present the collector with no problem at all. However, in MS-64 or better condition, this issue is decidedly scarce, and I feel it is underrated at that level. The 1922 is clearly not in the same rarity category as the 1920 or 1923, but gems are surprisingly difficult to locate. A few superb MS-67 or better examples also exist. The nearly perfect Amon Carter, Jr. specimen now owned by Dr. Steven Duckor is such a coin, and I have seen several others that, if not quite the equal of the Duckor piece, still grade a full MS-67.

The 1922 is usually fairly well struck, but some specimens do have a slight weakness at the Capitol building and the stars near it. Most specimens are frosty, but many of the top grade ones have a satiny sheen to the surfaces. Color and lustre are generally very good. Most specimens have an appealing rich orange color, sometimes with coppery highlights.

 

 

 

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens Edge: Lettered
Mintage: 1,375,500 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
15
1,480
1
20
1,485
25
1,490
30
1,495
35
1,500
40
1,505
45
1,505
3
45+
1,505
50
1,510
11
50+
1,510
53
1,515
3
53+
1,515
55
1,540
124
55+
1,540
58+
1,550
1
62+
1,670
33
63+
1,790
64
65+
5,500
6

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 258,333 R-1.8 45 / 49 TIE 49 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 183,333 R-1.9 43 / 49 TIE 47 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 5,500 R-3.9 40 / 49 43 / 54

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade Dr. Steven Duckor collection
1 MS66 PCGS grade Simpson collection
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade