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1921 $20 OR DOUBLE EAGLE

PCGS No: 9172

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 528,500
Proofs: 1

Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens (modified by Charles E. Barber)

Diameter: 34 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 516 grains (33.4 grams)

Edge: |******E|*PLURIBUS*|UNUM*****

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) above the date)

Significant examples:
"Roman-finish presentation strike."  Ex - Raymond T. Baker (director of the Mint in 1921) - Joseph Baker - Sotheby's auction, June 27, 2000.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 968, illustrated, sold for $66,700.00  Purchased from Numismatics, Ltd., March 14, 1973

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7600, illustrated, sold for $44,275.00

PCGS MS-60.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 968, sold for $26,450.00

Choice About Uncirculated, if not slightly finer.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1934, plated, unsold  Ex Floyd T. Starr Collection.  Purchased in B. Max Mehl's sale of the Jerome Kern Collection, May 30, 1950, lot 639

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service