Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 996,175
Catalog: KM-74.3
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1252.14 (4/24/2014)
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1893 S $20 MS obverse 1893 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This date is a condition rarity in MS64 grade, following a common theme among San Francisco Mint double eagles.

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Price Guide

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1893 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1530 1540 1550 1565 1580 1580 1590 1600 1610 1620 1630 1775 1950 4150 12000 44500 - - - - -
$ 1740 1750 1760 1770 1780 1790 1975 2350 4900 15000 50000 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4983
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
4/27/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11346
4/27/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11347
4/27/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11348
4/27/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11343


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/13/2001 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1436, 1436/Lot# 1026 $553.88
5/9/2005 NGC MS 61   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Bullet Auction #373, 373/Lot# 2797 $862.50
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2566 $2,880.00
11/3/2010 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 5397 $1,667.50
3/27/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131114/Lot# 21035 $1,610.00
4/1/2012 PCGS MS 60   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/01/2012, 16/Lot# 43073 $1,716.00
1/19/2014 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 787, 796/Lot# 10271 $1,625.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 S $20 MS
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Base2120217822372297235824212484254925512555256725852665267734675654902794919973107801163429974
2139219722572317237924422505254925522559257326112669294041966778918196511024211064177470
000000250525492552255925732611266929404196677891819651102421106400
000000252725502553256325792638267332034925790293369812105111134900
1893 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base22802341240324662531259726642733273427392752277028552867369759849491997310473113091219431098
23002361242424872553261926872733273527432758279828593143445971539651101391075111604184950
0000002687273327352743275827982859314344597153965110139107511160400
0000002710273327372747276428262863342052218322981210306110301189900
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Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 2867
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 2585
Owner: swiss
 
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