1926 $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: St. Gaudens $20 1907-1933

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
9183
Designer:
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge:
Lettered
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
816,750
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Die 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 149,166 R-1.9 42 / 49 TIE 46 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 128,333 R-1.9 43 / 49 TIE 47 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 20,000 R-2.8 45 / 49 49 / 54
Survival Estimate
All Grades 149,166
60 or Better 128,333
65 or Better 20,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.9
60 or Better R-1.9
65 or Better R-2.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 42 / 49 TIE
60 or Better 43 / 49 TIE
65 or Better 45 / 49
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 46 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 47 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 49 / 54

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #9183 (MS)     67

Simpson collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
6 MS66+ PCGS grade
6 MS66+ PCGS grade
6 MS66+ PCGS grade
6 MS66+ PCGS grade
6 MS66+ PCGS grade
PCGS #9183 (MS)     67 #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Simpson collection

MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#6 MS66+ PCGS grade
#6 MS66+ PCGS grade
#6 MS66+ PCGS grade
#6 MS66+ PCGS grade
#6 MS66+ PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1926 is one of the most common issues of the Saint-Gaudens series, but it is still a distinct step higher in overall population rarity and condition rarity than such truly common issues as the 1924, 1927 and 1928 with which it is generally, but incorrectly, associated. Contrary to what some other experts have written, the 1926 is also significantly more rare than the 1925, especially in gem condition. A few superb (MS-67 or better) examples do exist but they are extremely rare.

The 1926 is always very sharply struck with full frosty surfaces and very good to excellent lustre. Color varies, but rich yellow orange gold or greenish gold are predominant. Many specimens have orange or rose-colored highlights and it is not unusual to see copper spots or stains. Top grade examples of this issue, like all the Philadelphia Mint issues from 1924 to 1932, are highly attractive, and it is obvious that all of these late issues were minted to a very high standard.