1913 $20 MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 06660240
PCGS#: 9161

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1913 is scarce, but hardly rare, in the low Mint State grades. In other words, a heavily bagmarked Mint State specimen is not very hard to find, but even at the MS-63 level the 1913 is decidedly rare. Above the choice level, however, the 1913 becomes one of the rarest issues of the series. One can find a gem 1931 or 1932, or even a 1927-S, 1930-S or 1931-D, more easily than one can find a gem 1913. Some prominent specialists in this field indicate that they have never seen a 1913 they would grade MS-65. I have seen several that I consider gems but it is possible that the few top quality specimens of this issue are downgraded by others due to their generally sub-standard overall appearance. As for finding something distinctly better than MS-65, forget it! I have never seen or even heard a rumor or "tall tale" about such a coin.

The 1913 is much less sharply struck than the 912 as a rule and many, if not most, have the "flat" look of the No Motto issues of 1907 and 1908. Lustre is also typically below average for the series, and the surfaces have a "soft" frosty texture, often with a noticeable granularity and metal flow. Color seems to be fairly uniform on this issue, a medium to rich greenish gold. Even in high grade, the 1913 certainly does not rank with the better looking issues of this type.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens Edge: Lettered
Mintage: 168,780 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
15
1,435
1
20
1,440
25
1,445
30
1,450
35
1,450
40
1,460
45
1,460
45+
1,460
50+
1,500
53
1,520
6
53+
1,530
55+
1,580
58+
1,645
62+
1,955
9

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 17,000 R-2.8 28 / 49 TIE 30 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 8,666 R-3.2 27 / 49 TIE 29 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 27 R-8.9 14 / 49 TIE 14 / 54 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4619, $63,250

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Bella Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade