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Obverse of 1924-S Double Eagle     Reverse of 1924-S Double Eagle


1924-S $20 OR DOUBLE EAGLE

PCGS No: 9179

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,927,500
Proofs: 0

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)

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7609, illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8063, illustrated, not sold

ICG MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9399, plated, unsold

PCGS MS-64 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Sale", September 14-16, 2003, Lot 3151

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7608, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8062, illustrated, sold for $6,900.00  From the Conrad Sommers Collection

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 977, sold for $3,910.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1607, illustrated, sold for $5,060.00

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 973, illustrated, sold for $2,415.00  From Paramount's sale of May 1966, Lot 663

MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4199, illustrated, sold for $3,220.00

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9398, plated, sold for $2,070.00

PCGS MS-60.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9397, plated, sold for $2,300.00  From the collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko

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