Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 170,470
Catalog: KM-74.3
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1251.46 (7/24/2014)
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1898 $20 MS obverse 1898 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

After four years of production figures that exceeded one million coins, the mintage figure of Double Eagles from Philadelphia dropped to only 170,395 pieces in 1898. This was formerly an extremely scarce coin in any Uncirculated grade. A few small hoards have been uncovered in the last decade and, today, the 1898 is only moderately scarce in MS60-62. It is still very scarce in MS63 and quite rare in MS64.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/28/2014

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1898 $20 MS
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Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1660 1670 1670 1690 1700 1715 1740 1750 2100 2650 5300 16250 - - - - - -
$ 1680 1700 1715 1725 1750 1800 2300 3350 6250 20000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1635
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64


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10/7/1998 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1093, 1093/Lot# 2021 $553.88
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2543 $1,667.50
2/26/2005 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65031, 65031/Lot# 24613 $690.00
9/24/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 180, 186/Lot# 1759 $1,495.00
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 7388 $6,325.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5683 $2,350.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1136 $2,925.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base57264472180689690892594196197499310051206212431944231540276259789108741098411412
59666974983690091393094796598099710721512248035394621614383461015010910111260
0000009309479659809971072151224803539462161438346101501091000
00000093595496998610011139181828373885501168849067105121094700
1898 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11119539669831001102110341054106712782233334044125618790411311164532430536430
111318957971989100710251040105811371596260236974814638090391302519070283460
00000098910071025104010581137159626023697481463809039130251907000
000000995101410291047106212071914297140545216714210175147392168700
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Grade: AU 58 PL
Points: 1054
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 993
Owner: davidmckay
 
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