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: $1253.30 (4/18/2014)
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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Last Updated: 7/2/2013

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1894 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1530 1540 1550 1565 1580 1580 1590 1600 1610 1620 1630 1640 1730 3100 5500 29000 - - - - -
$ 1740 1750 1760 1770 1780 1790 1800 1950 3550 10000 35000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5375
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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9/22/2003 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Bullet Sale #331, 331/Lot# 2065 $460.00
12/8/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 December Dallas Signature Sale #277, 277/Lot# 6962 $9,200.00
6/26/2005 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2057, 2057/Lot# 2262 $550.00
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2431 $1,581.25
6/1/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1156/Lot# 9516 $1,610.00
7/8/2012 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/08/2012, 30/Lot# 62110 $2,420.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25347 $2,017.48
4/28/2013 NGC AU 58   Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 749, 758/Lot# 801 $1,924.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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 62
Points: 1410
Owner: 2011CoinGuy
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1410
Owner: JOE STORMO
 
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