1911 $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: St. Gaudens $20 1907-1933

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
9157
Designer:
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge:
Lettered
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
197,200
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 14,000 R-2.9 23 / 49 TIE 25 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 8,166 R-3.3 26 / 49 28 / 54
65 or Better 175 R-7.2 29 / 49 29 / 54
Survival Estimate
All Grades 14,000
60 or Better 8,166
65 or Better 175
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-3.3
65 or Better R-7.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 23 / 49 TIE
60 or Better 26 / 49
65 or Better 29 / 49
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 25 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 28 / 54
65 or Better 29 / 54

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
	MS67 PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4615, $184,000 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS66+ PCGS grade  
	MS66+ PCGS grade

“Bella” Collection - “A&A Saints” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

“Fox” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade

Stephen Stokely Collection, Part V - Heritage 7/2008:2095, $37,375 - Jay Brahin Collection - Stack's/Bowers 1/2013:13349, $42,300

5 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
 
	MS67 PCGS grade 
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4615, $184,000 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

 
	MS66+ PCGS grade 
#2 MS66+ PCGS grade

“Bella” Collection - “A&A Saints” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS66+ PCGS grade #2 MS66+ PCGS grade

“Fox” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 MS66+ PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade

Stephen Stokely Collection, Part V - Heritage 7/2008:2095, $37,375 - Jay Brahin Collection - Stack's/Bowers 1/2013:13349, $42,300

MS66 PCGS grade #5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): Like all the Philadelphia Mint issues from 1908 With Motto to 1915 (except the relatively common 1910), the 1911 is a very underrated coin, particularly in high grade. Most known Mint State examples are low quality, i.e. MS-60 to MS-62, and even at the MS-63 level, the 1911 is only seen infrequently. In MS-64, this issue is very rare and gems number in the 12 to 15 range at most. I have only seen a couple of MS-67 quality examples of this issue so it is obviously a major rarity better than MS-65.

The 1911 is nearly always sharply struck. The surfaces are usually frosty and slightly granular, and lustre is only average at best and often below average for the series. Color is basically the same for every specimen I have seen, a light to medium orange gold, sometimes with a light greenish tint.