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SERIES: St. Gaudens $20 1907-1933
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1911 $20 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+
PCGS #:
9157
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Lettered
Mintage:
197,200
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$184,000 • PCGS MS67 • 1-3-2012 • Heritage
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1,520
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 14,000 R-2.9 23 / 49 TIE 25 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 8,166 R-3.3 26 / 49 28 / 54
65 or Better 175 R-7.2 29 / 49 29 / 54
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4615, $184,000 - Simpson Collection

2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bella Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Fox Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4615, $184,000 - Simpson Collection

2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bella Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Fox Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Like all the Philadelphia Mint issues from 1908 With Motto to 1915 (except the relatively common 1910), the 1911 is a very underrated coin, particularly in high grade. Most known Mint State examples are low quality, i.e. MS-60 to MS-62, and even at the MS-63 level, the 1911 is only seen infrequently. In MS-64, this issue is very rare and gems number in the 12 to 15 range at most. I have only seen a couple of MS-67 quality examples of this issue so it is obviously a major rarity better than MS-65.

The 1911 is nearly always sharply struck. The surfaces are usually frosty and slightly granular, and lustre is only average at best and often below average for the series. Color is basically the same for every specimen I have seen, a light to medium orange gold, sometimes with a light greenish tint.