Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 18,402
Catalog: KM-74.3
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1253.30 (4/20/2014)
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1893 CC $20 MS obverse 1893 CC $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is the final issue of the Carson City Mint, struck in the very last year of coinage operations at the Nevada branch. This is a remarkable example that almost appears as if special care were taken, as suggested by Rusty Goe: 'Whether or not the coiner and his staff at the Carson Mint knew that 1893 would be the finale is debatable. What is evident from the surviving population of 1893-CC double eagles is that the workers put forth extra effort to produce the highest quality coins possible and collectors today can thank them for this. When beholding just about any problem-free 1893-CC in AU or above, one can see the superiority of the strike, luster, and color.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/2/2013

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1893 CC $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2220 2280 2440 2500 3060 3060 3750 4650 5900 8000 9750 15000 24250 42190 56030 - - - - - -
$ 3300 4100 5000 6500 8800 10900 17200 26200 46000 61000 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 736
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
4/27/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1204/Lot# 5844
4/27/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1204/Lot# 6974
4/27/2014 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1204/Lot# 6973
4/27/2014 AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1204/Lot# 6972


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/15/1996 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 0841, 841/Lot# 908 $896.75
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2528 $21,850.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2529 $9,775.00
1/3/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 1590 $13,800.00
1/6/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5093 $4,111.25
7/7/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 5131 $8,625.00
5/27/2012 NGC MS 62   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 2115 $14,375.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 CC $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1940205221692302240727812905316735773994455046845641690086129983104831100211869127851375317108
1977209122132337253128222992330337164179459450036060747090691014910656112911217413107148710
000000299233033716417945945003606074709069101491065611291121741310700
000000307934403855436446395322648080419526103161082911580124791343000
1893 CC $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20412157227924172526291330423313373641674740487858647159891710322108351136612254131921418317613
2079219723252453265529563132345438794358478652066295774593851049311012116621256613522153260
000000313234543879435847865206629577459385104931101211662125661352200
000000322235954023454948325535672783319853106641118911958128791385200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 6900
Owner: The Loaned Ranger
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 5641
Owner: davidmckay
 
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