1923-D $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS67. The original Mintage of 1,702,250 coins is the 33rd lowest mintage in the With Motto series out of 48 issues. The 1923-D has a total certified PCGS population of 8,921 coins. Compare with total AVERAGE certified PCGS population for the 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927 and 1928 issues of 116,000 coins+ (as of Sept 2017) and it’s easy to see why this is a more desirable choice!
This is a splendid original specimen with lustrous satiny surfaces that have a very slight haze and marvelous rich orange gold color. This coin is essentially mark-free with the exception of a couple of tiny marks on the eagle’s wing, but the coin is otherwise pristine, including the all-important obverse. As often seen, there are a few tiny hairline die breaks in LIBERTY on the obverse.
This is a commonly encountered issue, in fact, the most common branch mint Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, but superb quality specimens like this are invariably among the most attractive issue in the series, and thus very popular and desirable.
If a comparative analysis is conducted comparing other “common” dates, it is pretty evident that the 1923-D is more desirable overall than the With Motto 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927 and 1928 issues which have AN AVERAGE total certified population of 116,000 coins! Compare this to the total certified population for the 1923-D of only 8,921 (as of Sept 2017) and one can easily see why it’s a better choice!
PCGS Population: 76 coins certified as MS67 with none finer. NGC has one (1) MS68.
PCGS Price Guide $13,750.