Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 802,750
Catalog: KM-74.3
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1157.81 (4/20/2015)
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1890 S $20 MS obverse 1890 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1890-S is scarcer than the 1888-S and the 1889-S, especially in MS63 and higher grades. In MS64, this is a rare issue.

High grade Type Three San Francisco double eagles were actively promoted during 1999 and 2000 and prices rose substantially. They have currently fallen somewhat and can now be purchased for more reasonable levels. If you have considered putting together a set of high grade coins from this mint, they are not being heavily promoted at the moment and as such are excellent values at current levels.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/16/2015

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1890 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1675 1680 1700 1715 1725 1775 2000 2850 6250 17000 27500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 3600 8000 - 45000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1728
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions

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4/26/2015 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 8555


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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6/24/1998 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1061, 1061/Lot# 1982 $580.25
3/24/2005 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #368, 368/Lot# 7305 $3,910.00
4/9/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 134, 139/Lot# 798 $793.50
1/31/2010 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2412 $1,236.25
8/7/2010 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1863 $1,553.65
6/3/2012 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/03/2012, 25/Lot# 50310 $5,721.10
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 50   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1071 $1,755.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base572644721806896903906911940959986100537474617556371981238019049296494663674059118626
5966697498368989049079209469689921919403749326108892514603225823531155777889140
000000907920946968992191940374932610889251460322582353115577700
0000009099309529779982833432752476653106521682626115409736491800
1890 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33338618708758828949039169259339491092151526023984682099182199236947
3332898648728778868979079199289389971233187730634929785313943269770
000000877886897907919928938997123318773063492978531394300
0000008808909009129229309441044137422403523587588851796700
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 3747
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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