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

1927 $20 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
9186
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Lettered
Mintage:
2,946,750
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$30,800 • NGC MS66 • 6-1-1995 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 850,000 R-1.2 48 / 49 52 / 54
60 or Better 308,333 R-1.7 47 / 49 51 / 54
65 or Better 137,500 R-1.9 48 / 49 52 / 54 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Phillip H. Morse Collection - Heritage 11/2005:6692, $18,400 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 5/2012:4644, $25,300

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Bella Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

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

Phillip H. Morse Collection - Heritage 11/2005:6692, $18,400 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 5/2012:4644, $25,300

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Bella Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  

David Akers (1975/88): The 1927 is the second most common Saint-Gaudens double eagle after the 1924. It is readily available in relatively large quantities in MS-64 or lower Mint State grades and even full gems are readily available at any time. I have seen numerous pieces over the years that have graded better than MS-65, and there are even a few around that could reasonably be termed vitrually perfect.

The 1927 is one of the most attractive issues of the series in terms of lustre, color and overall appearance. The average 1927 generally has more "eye appeal" than the typical 1924, 1925 or 1926 and is matched in this respect only by the 1923-D and 1928. Most examples are very sharply struck with fully frosty or soft satiny surfaces. Many have slightly rounded rims. The lustre and color are usually excellent to outstanding, and the color is most often a rich greenish or yellow gold.