1923-D $20 MS67 Certification #06666175, PCGS #9176

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

The 1923-D is one of the most common issues of the series and is easily the most common branch mint issue Saint-Gaudens $20. The issue is readily available, and in quantity, in all grades up to and including MS-65. Above the gem level, a fairly substantial number of specimens exist and I have seen quite a few (by Saint-Gaudens standards) exceptional specimens of nearly perfect quality.

Without a doubt, the 1923-D is one of the most consistently attractive issues of the entire series. Even middle grade Mint State pieces generally have excellent "eye appeal" and MS-64 or better pieces rank right at the top of the Saint-Gaudens list in terms of overall appearance. The typical 1923-D is frosty, fully struck and highly lustrous. The color is invariably excellent, almost always rich orange or coppery gold, often with greenish gold highlights.

Diameter
34.00 millimeters
Designer
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge
Lettered
Mintage
1702250
Weight
33.40 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
1
Pop Lower
9190
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 26333 R-2.7 30 / 49 TIE 32 / 54 TIE
All Grades 24166 R-2.7 35 / 49 TIE 38 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 12500 R-2.9 44 / 49 48 / 54

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #9176 (MS)     67

Simpson collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Dr. Steven Duckor collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade