Lot 14441924-D $20 St. Gaudens. PCGS graded MS-62. Most 1924-D twenties apparently remained in Treasury vaults and were later melted in the mid-1930s. Once thought as great rarity, however a couple of thousand specimens were apparently exported and serve as the source for collectors of this date, having been repatriated from Europe in the 1940s and 1950s (James Halperin, et al., 2006). Most examples are in the MS60 to MS62 range. Higher-grade coins are very rare. Mintage 3,049,500 (PCGS Pop. 142 in MS-62, 343 graded higher, and a total of 628 in all grades, 9/24/11).
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.