1913-D $20 MS65+

CERTIFICATION#: 06666161
PCGS#: 9162

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Overall, the 1913-D is less rare than either the 1910-D or the 1914-D, but the difference is rather minimal. However, in gem condition, I find the 1913-D to be considerably more rare than either of those issues, perhaps two to three times as rare. Most 1913-D double eagles are heavily bagmarked although, in MS-63, this issue is still quite easy to find. In MS-64, the population drops off dramatically and gems are really very scarce, if not rare. The few superb MS-67 examples I have seen of this issue have all been the satiny variety. I consider this issue to be quite underrated, but only in top grade.

There are two distinctly different surface finishes on this issue. The most common by far is  "soft" frosty with some granularity, but there are also some that are very satiny. The latter appear to be quite a bit more rare. The typical 1913-D is very sharply struck, and the lustre is generally average or slightly above average for the series. (The satiny specimens are very lustrous.) Color is usually quite good, light to medium orange or coppery gold being standard. A few also have greenish gold highlights.

 

 

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens Edge: Lettered
Mintage: 393,500 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
3
1,385
1
30
1,430
1
35
1,430
1
40
1,440
2
45+
1,440
50
1,445
9
50+
1,445
53
1,450
13
53+
1,450
55+
1,480
58+
1,490
62+
1,610
6

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 30,666 R-2.6 33 / 49 TIE 36 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 14,333 R-2.9 29 / 49 TIE 31 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 1,050 R-4.9 34 / 49 37 / 54

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Jeff Browning (Dallas Bank Collection) - Sotheby's/Stack's 10/2001:172 - David Hall - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4620, $37,375

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Bella Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade