History, Information, and Value of 1926-D St. Gaudens $20 Gold
Value of 1926-D St. Gaudens $20 Gold
While most are sharply struck, a few 1926-D St. Gaudens double eagles show minor softness of detail along the lower obverse border. Luster quality is usually frosty and excellent. Virtually all known examples are moderately to heavily abraded, and this is certainly one of the more challenging issues of the type to locate with overall smooth surfaces.
Virtually the entire mintage of the 1926-D double eagle remained in federal holdings until destroyed on government order during the late 1930s. Survivors number no more than 300 or 400 coins and are coins that were repatriated from overseas in recent decades. The typical Uncirculated 1926-D double eagle is MS-60 to MS-64. Few Gems are known, the finest certified being a single MS-66+ known to PCGS.