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.

 

 

 

PCGS #
9173
Designer
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge
Lettered
Diameter
34.00 millimeters
Weight
33.40 grams
Mintage
1375500
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
48721
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census Learn More

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
PCGS #9173 (MS)     66 #1 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Steven Duckor collection

PCGS #9173 (MS)     66 #1 MS66 PCGS grade

Simpson collection

PCGS #9173 (MS)     66 #1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade