1913-D $20 MS65+ Certification #06666161, PCGS #9162

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

Overall, the 1913-D is less rare than either the 1910-D or the 1914-D, but the difference is rather minimal. However, in gem condition, I find the 1913-D to be considerably more rare than either of those issues, perhaps two to three times as rare. Most 1913-D double eagles are heavily bagmarked although, in MS-63, this issue is still quite easy to find. In MS-64, the population drops off dramatically and gems are really very scarce, if not rare. The few superb MS-67 examples I have seen of this issue have all been the satiny variety. I consider this issue to be quite underrated, but only in top grade.

There are two distinctly different surface finishes on this issue. The most common by far is  "soft" frosty with some granularity, but there are also some that are very satiny. The latter appear to be quite a bit more rare. The typical 1913-D is very sharply struck, and the lustre is generally average or slightly above average for the series. (The satiny specimens are very lustrous.) Color is usually quite good, light to medium orange or coppery gold being standard. A few also have greenish gold highlights.

 

 

Diameter
34.00 millimeters
Designer
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge
Lettered
Mintage
393500
Weight
33.40 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
8
Pop Lower
5438
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 30666 R-2.6 33 / 49 TIE 36 / 54 TIE
All Grades 14333 R-2.9 29 / 49 TIE 31 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 1050 R-4.9 34 / 49 37 / 54

Condition Census

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

Jeff Browning (Dallas Bank Collection) - Sothebys/Stack's 10/2001:172, $8,625 - David Hall, sold privately - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4620, $37,375 - “Fox” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66 PCGS grade  
	MS66 PCGS grade

Bella Collection - A&A Saints Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3513, $30,550 - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade