Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,669,384
Catalog: KM-74.3
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1296.06 (7/14/2014)
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1899 $20 MS obverse 1899 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1899 double eagle is a very common coin in lower Mint State grades, through MS63. The numbers fall off considerably between MS63 and MS64, however. At the Gem preservation level this date suddenly becomes very scarce.

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1899 $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1660 1670 1670 1690 1700 1715 1740 1750 1765 1850 2200 3600 11850 35000 - - - -
$ 1680 1700 1715 1725 1750 1765 1825 1950 2450 4000 14500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 22925
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/27/1999 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1179, 1179/Lot# 1649 $553.88
3/21/2001 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21034, 21034/Lot# 4566 $600.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2547 $1,150.00
9/13/2006 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2006 September Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #416, 416/Lot# 4301 $862.50
10/26/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 422, 428/Lot# 2739 $2,185.00
9/22/2010 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 5664 $3,593.75
3/17/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(3), 1153/Lot# 5006 $2,300.00
9/13/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 6018 $2,070.00
5/27/2012 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1350 $1,755.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1899 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base572644721806896903906911920926935941108811731271196942905367600783381178016927
59666974983689890490791492292993799011161205150327424649558067849485134950
0000009079149229299379901116120515032742464955806784948500
000000909917924932939103911441238173635165008579375611063200
1899 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base61368877085895396196496997898599410011155124313452072447255827135103121514322569
6387157998899559629659729809889961052118412771587287248426099819411922176180
000000965972980988996105211841277158728724842609981941192200
000000967975982991998110312131311182936725212661792531353200
1899 $20 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33338618708758828949039169259339491092151526023984682099182199236947
3332898648718778868979079199279389961233187730624929785213942269770
000000877886897907919927938996123318773062492978521394200
0000008798909009119229309431044137422393523587488851796700
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1173
Owner: JimL4004
 
Grade: MS 61 PL
Points: 1155
Owner: Grandman
 
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