1923-D $20 MS65

CERTIFICATION#: -27529
PCGS#: 9176

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $1870

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1923-D is one of the most common issues of the series and is easily the most common branch mint issue Saint-Gaudens $20. The issue is readily available, and in quantity, in all grades up to and including MS-65. Above the gem level, a fairly substantial number of specimens exist and I have seen quite a few (by Saint-Gaudens standards) exceptional specimens of nearly perfect quality.

Without a doubt, the 1923-D is one of the most consistently attractive issues of the entire series. Even middle grade Mint State pieces generally have excellent "eye appeal" and MS-64 or better pieces rank right at the top of the Saint-Gaudens list in terms of overall appearance. The typical 1923-D is frosty, fully struck and highly lustrous. The color is invariably excellent, almost always rich orange or coppery gold, often with greenish gold highlights.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens Edge: Lettered
Mintage: 1,702,250 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
40
1,435
45
1,435
1
45+
1,435
50
1,440
1
50+
1,440
53
1,450
53+
1,450
55
1,465
5
55+
1,465
58
1,475
46
58+
1,475
1
60
1,480
18
62+
1,580
63+
1,675
3
64+
1,825
44

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 26,333 R-2.7 30 / 49 TIE 32 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 24,166 R-2.7 35 / 49 TIE 38 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 12,500 R-2.9 44 / 49 48 / 54

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade Simpson collection
1 MS67 PCGS grade   Dr. Steven Duckor collection
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade