1913-D $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: St. Gaudens $20 1907-1933

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
9162
Designer:
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge:
Lettered
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
393,500
Mint:
Denver
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Jeff Browning (Dallas Bank Collection) - Sothebys/Stack's 10/2001:172, $8,625 - David Hall, sold privately - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4620, $37,375 - “Fox” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66 PCGS grade  
	MS66 PCGS grade

Bella Collection - A&A Saints Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3513, $30,550 - D.L. Hansen Collection

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

Phillip H. Morse Collection - Heritage 11/2005:6614, $37,375 - Heritage 1/2018:5178, $33,600 - “Luna” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66 PCGS grade
8 MS65+ PCGS grade PCGS #9162 (MS)     65+

Simpson collection

8 MS65+ PCGS grade
8 MS65+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade

Jeff Browning (Dallas Bank Collection) - Sothebys/Stack's 10/2001:172, $8,625 - David Hall, sold privately - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4620, $37,375 - “Fox” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

 
	MS66 PCGS grade 
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Bella Collection - A&A Saints Collection

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3513, $30,550 - D.L. Hansen Collection

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

Phillip H. Morse Collection - Heritage 11/2005:6614, $37,375 - Heritage 1/2018:5178, $33,600 - “Luna” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
PCGS #9162 (MS)     65+ #8 MS65+ PCGS grade

Simpson collection

#8 MS65+ PCGS grade
#8 MS65+ PCGS grade
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.