Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,048,550
Catalog: KM-74.3
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1184.90 (9/24/2014)
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1894 S $20 MS obverse 1894 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is one of 26 different Type Three double eagle issues with mintages in excess of one million coins, however, is a rarity in Choice or Gem quality. Nearly all of the 1,048,550 coins produced entered circulation, or were exported with many of those later melted. Those coins that have returned to this country are apt to be low-end mint state at best.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/8/2014

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1894 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1660 1670 1670 1690 1700 1715 1740 1750 1765 1950 3500 6600 32500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 4100 12250 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5419
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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8/2/1999 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1194, 1194/Lot# 1973 $501.13
6/26/2001 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21071, 21071/Lot# 1945 $400.00
5/15/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 87: Lake Champlain & Colony Collections, 92/Lot# 232 $1,000.50
9/17/2008 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 4289 $1,725.00
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1737 $2,760.00
6/10/2012 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/10/2012, 26/Lot# 50303 $4,302.10
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1089 $1,872.00
7/25/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22590 $4,288.75
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8779 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 S $20 MS
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Base5726447218068969039069119209269359411088141019693624536760958615123861809626843
596669749836898904907914922929937990119515962520420556096935987214289210110
00000090791492292993799011951596252042055609693598721428900
0000009099179249329391039130217823072478658527775111291619200
1894 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base613688770858953961964969978985994100111551490207237855582740611012166062537039231
63871579988995596296597298098899610521266168426434384619086081287619527299900
0000009659729809889961052126616842643438461908608128761952700
0000009679759829919981103137818783214498367989810147412244800
1894 S $20 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33338618708758828949039169259339491092151526023984682099182199236947
3332898648718778868979079199279389961233187730624929785213942269770
000000877886897907919927938996123318773062492978521394200
0000008798909009119229309431044137422393523587488851796700
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1969
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1410
Owner: 2011CoinGuy
 
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