1928 $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: St. Gaudens $20 1907-1933

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
9189
Designer:
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge:
Lettered
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
8,816,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 745,000 R-1.3 47 / 49 51 / 54
60 or Better 718,333 R-1.3 48 / 49 53 / 54
65 or Better 67,500 R-2.3 47 / 49 51 / 54
Survival Estimate
All Grades 745,000
60 or Better 718,333
65 or Better 67,500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.3
60 or Better R-1.3
65 or Better R-2.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 47 / 49
60 or Better 48 / 49
65 or Better 47 / 49
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 51 / 54
60 or Better 53 / 54
65 or Better 51 / 54

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

1 MS67+ PCGS grade

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

1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2009:2259, $13,800 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2017:373, $22,325

1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Fox Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Dr. Steven Duckor collection

1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
9 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #9189 (MS)     67
9 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #9189 (MS)     67
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

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

#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2009:2259, $13,800 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2017:373, $22,325

MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Fox Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Dr. Steven Duckor collection

#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
PCGS #9189 (MS)     67 #9 MS67 PCGS grade
PCGS #9189 (MS)     67 #9 MS67 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

The 1928 has the highest mintage of any U.S. Double Eagle, Liberty Head or Saint-Gaudens. In fact, it has the highest mintage of any U.S. gold coin of any denomination. It is hardly surprising then that the 1928 is a very common date. It is available in fairly large quantities in all Mint State grades below MS-65. True gems are also relatively common and can be located with no real difficulty. Some extraordinary quality examples of this issue exist, and I have seen quite a few at the MS-67 level and even a small number that graded higher. For the person wanting a nearly perfect Saint-Gaudens double eagle with great "eye appeal," the 1928 is the most likely issue to be available although, admittedly, there really are not all that many examples of this issue, or of any issue in the series, that fall into that category.

From an overall apppearance standpoint, the 1928 is typically one of the best of the series, virtually on par with the 1927 and 1923-D and generally superior to the 1924, 1925 or 1926. The 1928 is always very sharply struck. This issue was clearly minted to a very high quality standard. The surfaces are fully frosty or slightly satiny and the lustre and color are invariably excellent. With such a large number of specimems in existence, color obviously varies rather widely, but the vast majority are a light medium greenish or yellow gold color.