1915 $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: St. Gaudens $20 1907-1933

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
9167
Designer:
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge:
Lettered
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
152,000
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 10,333 R-2.9 23 / 49 TIE 25 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 6,000 R-3.8 23 / 49 24 / 54
65 or Better 77 R-8.2 25 / 49 TIE 25 / 54 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 10,333
60 or Better 6,000
65 or Better 77
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-3.8
65 or Better R-8.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 23 / 49 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 49
65 or Better 25 / 49 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 25 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 24 / 54
65 or Better 25 / 54 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade  
	PCGS #9167 (MS) 65+

David Akers, sold privately in 1985 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4625, $48,875 - Heritage 4/2013:4615, $51,406

1 MS65+ PCGS grade

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

3 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

“Fox” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS65 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #9167 (MS) 65

Bob R. Simpson Collection

3 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #9167 (MS)     65
3 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #9167 (MS)     65
3 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #9167 (MS)     65
3 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #9167 (MS)     65
3 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #9167 (MS) 65+ 
#1 MS65+ PCGS grade

David Akers, sold privately in 1985 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4625, $48,875 - Heritage 4/2013:4615, $51,406

#1 MS65+ PCGS grade

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

MS65 PCGS grade #3 MS65 PCGS grade

“Fox” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

 
	PCGS #9167 (MS) 65 
#3 MS65 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

PCGS #9167 (MS)     65 #3 MS65 PCGS grade
PCGS #9167 (MS)     65 #3 MS65 PCGS grade
PCGS #9167 (MS)     65 #3 MS65 PCGS grade
PCGS #9167 (MS)     65 #3 MS65 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #3 MS65 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #3 MS65 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

With respect to both popualtion rarity and condition rarity, the 1915 is very similar to both the 1911 and 1914. It is not as rare overall or in gem condition as the 1909 and it is also not nearly as rare in gem condition as the 1913. Most Mint State examples grade in the MS-60 to 62 range, but MS-63 quality specimens are also available from time to time. Above MS-63, the 1915 is not seen very often, and gems are really very rare. A very few examples exist that are better than MS-65, including two that I have seen that could reasonably be graded "Superb," i.e. MS-67.

The 1915 is always very sharply struck. The surfaces usually have a satiny sheen to them and the lustre is invariably excellent. Color is also a strong point of this issue, usually a rich orange or coppery gold. From an overall "eye appeal" standpoint, the 1915 is an easy winner over the other Philadelphia Mint issues from 1908 With Motto to 1915; only the 1912 even comes close.