Expert Comments

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.




34.00 millimeters
Augustus Saint Gaudens
33.40 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
The United States of America
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 258333 R-1.8 45 / 49 TIE 49 / 54 TIE
All Grades 183333 R-1.9 43 / 49 TIE 47 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 5500 R-3.9 40 / 49 43 / 54

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail 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