1923 $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 #:
9175
Designer:
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge:
Lettered
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
566,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
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 152,500 R-1.9 42 / 49 TIE 46 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 118,333 R-1.9 43 / 49 TIE 47 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 2,250 R-4.5 36 / 49 TIE 39 / 54 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 152,500
60 or Better 118,333
65 or Better 2,250
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.9
60 or Better R-1.9
65 or Better R-4.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 42 / 49 TIE
60 or Better 43 / 49 TIE
65 or Better 36 / 49 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 46 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 47 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 39 / 54 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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

Kutasi Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3291, $37,375 - A & A Saints Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Paramount “Auction '84” 7/1984:994 - David Akers - Dr. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Phillip H. Morse Saint-Gaudens Collection - Heritage 11/2005:6653, $48,875 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection (repurchased in 2007) - Heritage 1/2012:4633, $40,250 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS65+ PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
 
	MS66 PCGS grade 
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Kutasi Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3291, $37,375 - A & A Saints Collection

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Paramount “Auction '84” 7/1984:994 - David Akers - Dr. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Phillip H. Morse Saint-Gaudens Collection - Heritage 11/2005:6653, $48,875 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection (repurchased in 2007) - Heritage 1/2012:4633, $40,250 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS65+ PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

Although the 1923 is widely considered to be a "common" date, it is really only deserving of that status in MS-63 or lower condition. In MS-64 condition, this issue is surprisingly difficult to locate and true gems are far more rare than all but the long time specialists in this series realize. Above the MS-65 level, the 1923 is a major rarity and I do not recall ever seeing one that I would grade a full MS-67. Other specialists have reported seeing a very few such specimens, however.

The 1923 is generally very well struck, although many, if not most, specimens are a little weak on the Capitol building and the stars beneath it. The rim is usually sharp and square, often with a partial wire edge. All specimens are fully frosty. The color is typically a light to medium orange or coppery gold. Some examples show evidence of "mounding" or die bulging beneath the topmost stars.