1927 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

1927 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle
1927 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,742.28
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
6,233,750

1927 Saint-Gaudens double eagles provide many opportunities for numismatists and investors of almost any budget. From the Philadelphia issue, which can be bought for little more than bullion value to he the 1927-D, which has sold at auction for well nearly $2 million of all types.

Following are the mintages and values of 1927 Saint-Gaudens double eagles:

  • 1927 – 2,946,750, value is roughly 110% of one-ounce gold bullion value (about $1,980.89)

  • 1927-D – 180,000, $500,000

  • 1927-S – 3,107,000, $12,000

*Values are for coins in Extremely Fine-40 grade, unless otherwise noted.

Perhaps most confusing for some to understand on first glance is why many double eagles with high mintages are so valuable, such as the case with the 1927-S. In fact, many 1920s double eagles were returned to the U.S. Mint after their release, and they were subsequently melted.

Below are specifics about the Saint-Gaudens double eagle:

  • Face Value: $20

  • Overall Mass: 33.436 grams

  • Diameter: 34 millimeters

  • Edge: Lettered, “E PLURIBUS UNUM”

  • Composition: 90% gold, 10% copper

  • Gold: .96750 troy ounces

Saint-Gaudens double eagles were never heavily used for circulation, especially given their high face value (their $20 denomination is the equivalent of hundreds of dollars today). For the most part, double eagles were mainly used for international trade.


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