1922 $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 #:
9173
Designer:
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge:
Lettered
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
1,375,500
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Die Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - 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 258,333 R-1.8 45 / 49 TIE 49 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 183,333 R-1.9 43 / 49 TIE 47 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 5,500 R-3.9 40 / 49 43 / 54
Survival Estimate
All Grades 258,333
60 or Better 183,333
65 or Better 5,500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.8
60 or Better R-1.9
65 or Better R-3.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 45 / 49 TIE
60 or Better 43 / 49 TIE
65 or Better 40 / 49
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 49 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 47 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 43 / 54

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #9173 (MS)     66

Dr. Steven Duckor collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #9173 (MS)     66

Simpson collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #9173 (MS)     66
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
9 MS65+ PCGS grade PCGS #9173 (MS)     65+
9 MS65+ PCGS grade
PCGS #9173 (MS)     66 #1 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Steven Duckor collection

PCGS #9173 (MS)     66 #1 MS66 PCGS grade

Simpson collection

PCGS #9173 (MS)     66 #1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
PCGS #9173 (MS)     65+ #9 MS65+ PCGS grade
#9 MS65+ PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

The 1922 is a very common issue in terms of total number of Mint State pieces known. Obtaining one in MS-63 or lower grade will present the collector with no problem at all. However, in MS-64 or better condition, this issue is decidedly scarce, and I feel it is underrated at that level. The 1922 is clearly not in the same rarity category as the 1920 or 1923, but gems are surprisingly difficult to locate. A few superb MS-67 or better examples also exist. The nearly perfect Amon Carter, Jr. specimen now owned by Dr. Steven Duckor is such a coin, and I have seen several others that, if not quite the equal of the Duckor piece, still grade a full MS-67.

The 1922 is usually fairly well struck, but some specimens do have a slight weakness at the Capitol building and the stars near it. Most specimens are frosty, but many of the top grade ones have a satiny sheen to the surfaces. Color and lustre are generally very good. Most specimens have an appealing rich orange color, sometimes with coppery highlights.