Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,813,000
Catalog: KM-74.3
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1246.14 (8/30/2014)
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1905 S $20 MS obverse 1905 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1905-S is the scarcest San Francisco Liberty Head Double Eagle of this type struck after 1890. It is seen most often in AU58 to MS63 grades and accurately graded MS64s are scarce. The 1905-S is extremely rare in Gem Uncirculated.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/28/2014

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1905 S $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1660 1670 1670 1690 1700 1715 1740 1750 1775 2075 4550 6250 27000 - - - - -
$ 1680 1700 1715 1725 1750 1765 1975 2500 5250 9600 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2235
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/1/2006 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2006 May (CSNS) Online Session #405, 405/Lot# 9302 $862.50
2/5/2007 NGC MS 60   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 125, 130/Lot# 2167 $736.00
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1801 $4,025.00
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12682 $3,407.50
4/29/2013 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3428, 3428/Lot# 2610 $2,291.25
6/3/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1271 $1,521.00
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1189/Lot# 6897 $5,434.38
3/2/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 165046 $121.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1905 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base572644721806896908911916951974100710281239150525253220556363658986129031882927899
596669749836900909912927958985101410981327184527564001583072381029114878218520
00000091292795898510141098132718452756400158307238102911487800
00000091493996699610211168141621852988478260978112115971685300
1905 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base61368877085895396697197510111034106910921312158926483368578366099300133131937028623
63871579988995796797298710181045107611651404194228884173605875061063715332224540
0000009729871018104510761165140419422888417360587506106371533200
0000009739991026105710841238149622953128497863338403119751735100
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2525
Owner: H.I.M.
 
Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 1589
Owner: Grandman
 
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