Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 30,945
Catalog: KM-74.3
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1225.82 (9/2/2014)
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1889 CC $20 MS obverse 1889 CC $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite its minuscule mintage of 30,945 pieces, the 1889-CC double eagle is considered to be among the more available Carson City twenties. Douglas Winter (2001) attributes this to the release of a significant hoard(s) during the mid-1990s.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2014

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1889 CC $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2400 2450 2500 2750 3500 3500 4800 5500 6800 9600 12500 19500 36500 42500 66000 - - - - - -
$ 3900 5250 6000 7500 11250 14000 22500 39500 47500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 838
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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9/6/2014 AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1209/Lot# 4579


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7/25/2001 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1464, 1464/Lot# 1763 $606.63
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2509 $3,105.00
1/24/2008 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 215, 221/Lot# 6007 $2,185.00
3/28/2009 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 3318 $4,029.60
2/3/2011 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1152/Lot# 4653 $4,025.00
5/29/2011 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1721 $4,830.00
2/12/2012 NGC VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/12/2012, 7/Lot# 36015 $2,063.60
7/27/2013 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5379 $7,931.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 CC $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1940205221692302248325972729285434823824426645265176666578629810103041081611347118971246613055
197720912213236225212641277030633596397143524742567270648511997410474109931153012086126620
00000027703063359639714352474256727064851199741047410993115301208600
000000281232723710411844394959616874639160101391064511170117131227600
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 5176
Owner: davidmckay
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 5176
Owner: The Loaned Ranger
 
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