Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 802,750
Catalog: KM-74.3
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1243.82 (4/24/2014)
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1890 S $20 MS obverse 1890 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1890-S is scarcer than the 1888-S and the 1889-S, especially in MS63 and higher grades. In MS64, this is a rare issue.

High grade Type Three San Francisco double eagles were actively promoted during 1999 and 2000 and prices rose substantially. They have currently fallen somewhat and can now be purchased for more reasonable levels. If you have considered putting together a set of high grade coins from this mint, they are not being heavily promoted at the moment and as such are excellent values at current levels.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/2/2013

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1890 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1530 1540 1550 1565 1580 1580 1590 1600 1610 1620 1750 1775 2600 7500 17800 - - - - - -
$ 1740 1750 1760 1770 1780 1900 1975 2800 8500 20000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1663
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/19/1997 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0921, 921/Lot# 1857 $606.63
8/6/2001 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2001 Atlanta, GA Signature Sale #267, 267/Lot# 8129 $546.25
4/9/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 134, 139/Lot# 798 $793.50
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2411 $1,351.25
6/17/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3882 $1,359.30
7/8/2010 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 July Orlando, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1142, 1142/Lot# 9340 $1,737.65
6/3/2012 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/03/2012, 25/Lot# 50310 $5,721.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 S $20 MS
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Base572644721806896903906911940959986100537474617556371981238019049296494663674059118626
5966697498368989049079209469689921919403749326108892514603225823531155777889140
000000907920946968992191940374932610889251460322582353115577700
0000009099309529779982833432752476653106521682626115409736491800
1890 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33338618708758828949039169259339491092151526023984682099182199236947
3332898648718778868979079199279389961233187730624929785213942269770
000000877886897907919927938996123318773062492978521394200
0000008798909009119229309431044137422393523587488851796700
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 3747
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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