History, Information, and Value of 1920 St. Gaudens $20 Gold
Value of 1920 St. Gaudens $20 Gold
The typical 1920 St. Gaudens double eagle is sharply struck with adequate, if not outstanding luster that is almost always frosty. Most examples are at least moderately abraded, as this is one of the more challenging dates of the type to locate with overall smooth surfaces.
The first double eagle produced since 1916, the 1920 is a scarcer Saint-Gaudens issue, but one that the collector should have no difficulty locating in the MS-60 to MS-64 range. On the other hand, the 1920 is one of the rarest Saint-Gaudens double eagles in Gem Uncirculated with very few MS-65s graded and no examples certified finer. One of the finest known is the PCGS MS-65 that appeared in Bowers and Ruddys 1982 sale of the Louis E. Eliasberg United States Gold Coin Collection.