1924 $20 MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 12539315
PCGS#: 9177

Owner's Comments

The reverse on this coin is especially nice.Purchased at the 2010 FUN show.

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1924 is the most common issue of the Saint-Gaudens series. In fact, it is by far the most common issue of the four 20th-century gold series. In all grades up to and including gem Uncirculated (MS-65), the 1924 is available in quantity. Below MS-65, it is available in very large quantities. A substantial number of superb MS-67 quality pieces exist, and there are also more than a few virtually perfect ones in existence.

With so many soecimens in existence (literally thousands), it is not surprising that the 1924 varies more widely than most issues in terms of lustre, strike, color, etc. However, it is possible to say that the typical 1924 is very sharply struck and fully frosty with very good to excellent lustre. The color is usually a light to medium orange gold, but there are also very coppery gold ones and light to medium yellow gold ones.

 

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens Edge: Lettered
Mintage: 4,323,500 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
40
1,395
45
1,395
3
45+
1,395
50+
1,400
53
1,410
9
53+
1,410
55+
1,425
58+
1,435
2
62+
1,540
57
67+
55,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,916,666 R-1.0 49 / 49 53 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 1,400,000 R-1.0 49 / 49 54 / 54
65 or Better 210,000 R-1.8 49 / 49 54 / 54

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2006:3610, $63,250 - Bella Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade