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: $1090.86 (8/27/2015)
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.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/17/2015

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1898 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1660 1670 1690 1700 1715 1740 2050 2600 5500 16250 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 3050 6900 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1672
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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9/20/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1224/Lot# 5264
9/20/2015 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1224/Lot# 5259
9/20/2015 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1224/Lot# 5261
9/20/2015 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1224/Lot# 5262
9/20/2015 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1224/Lot# 5260


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
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Price
12/8/2004 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 December Dallas Signature Sale #277, 277/Lot# 6984 $7,475.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2543 $1,667.50
9/24/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 180, 186/Lot# 1759 $1,495.00
7/14/2008 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2557, 2557/Lot# 2415 $1,344.00
8/11/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5878 $4,600.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1136 $2,925.00
10/10/2014 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15913 $1,351.25
8/12/2015 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1223/Lot# 6504 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197221922262233224022472257226122682278229523022495280739846286697376259789108741098411412
2204222122282235224222502258226322712284229723662599319947516515719083461015110911111270
000000225822632271228422972366259931994751651571908346101511091100
000000226022662275228923002431270335925519674474089068105121094700
1898 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11119539669831001102110341054106712782233334044125618790411311164532430536430
111318957971989100710251040105811371596260236974814638090391302519070283460
00000098910071025104010581137159626023697481463809039130251907000
000000995101410291047106212071914297140545216714210175147392168700
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Grade: AU 58 PL
Points: 2410
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2295
Owner: davidmckay
 
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