Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 


    1925-S Saint-Gaudens Twenty, MS64
    Prime Condition Rarity
    Only Four Numerically Finer Coins at NGC

    1925-S $20 MS64 NGC. The 1925-S is much more elusive than its reported mintage of more than 3.7 million pieces would suggest. Most of the large mintage was melted into gold bars and stored at the Fort Knox Bullion Depository after the Gold Recall of 1933. The 1925-S is actually a scarce date in all grades and one of the leading condition rarities of the series. Like the more famous 1921, a significant number of 1925-S double eagles were released into circulation, and the issue is most often seen in AU grades. The 1925-S is the only mintmarked double eagle of the 1920s that is easier to locate in circulated grades than Mint State.
    The 1925-S was known as an elusive issue in the 1940s, when collecting large denomination gold coins first became popular in this country. The 1925-S was not considered to be an ultra-rare issue, like the 1924-S, 1926-S, and 1926-D, but it was solidly in the second tier of rarities and, unlike those other dates, few examples of the 1925-S were ever found in the European holdings that began surfacing in the 1950s. While most of the mintmarked issues of the 1920s declined in the rarity ratings over the years, the 1925-S has held its place consistently, down to the present day.
    The present coin is an attractive MS64 example, sharply detailed in most areas, with just a touch of softness on the eagle's feathers. A long vertical die crack passes through the eagle's beak on the reverse, but the surfaces show only scattered minor contact marks. The pleasing surfaces are predominately rose-gold with green and orange highlights. Vibrant mint luster adds to the considerable visual appeal. Census: 21 in 64 (1 in 64+), 4 finer (10/12).
    Ex: The Bella Collection, #1 NGC Registry Set (Basic Set and One-Per-Date).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26GC, PCGS# 9182)

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    Nov-Dec, 2012
    29th-2nd Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,257

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens as Illustrated by the Morse and Duckor Collections
    Revised Edition by James L. Halperin, Mark R. Borckardt, Mark Van Winkle, Jon Amato, and Gregory J. Rohan, with special contributor David W. Akers

    The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is an issue-by-issue examination of these two artistically inspired series of gold coins. Each date and mintmark is reviewed with up-to-date information, much of which has never been previously published. The book is based on two extraordinary collections: The Phillip H. Morse collection and the Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor collection.

    Order Now! Just $95

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 19 days left to consign to the 2017 April 26 - May 2 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I’ve been extremely satisfied with every coin I’ve purchased based on Jim’s recommendation. I can’t imagine building a collection any other way.
    Richard C. Stern,
    Brooklyn, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED SO FAR $11,109,113
    2017 January 17 - 18 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    2017 January 17 - 18 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,414,465
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    REALIZED $1,281,984