Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,575,175
Catalog: KM-74.3
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1157.23 (12/27/2014)
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1898 S $20 MS obverse 1898 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is very common in the lower Mint State grades, with thousands certified by NGC and PCGS from MS60 through MS64. At MS65 the '98-S becomes scarce, and it is rare any finer.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/19/2014

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1898 S $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1660 1670 1670 1690 1700 1715 1740 1750 1765 1900 2200 3250 10350 26500 100000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2000 2450 3900 13750 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 21867
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
1/12/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 11718
1/12/2015 MS 62  Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7673
1/12/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 11716
1/12/2015 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 11714
1/12/2015 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 11715
1/12/2015 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 11713


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/6/2005 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2114, 2114/Lot# 1965 $1,064.00
8/26/2008 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28091, 28091/Lot# 21572 $1,380.00
8/31/2008 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68091, 68091/Lot# 61606 $1,380.00
9/14/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1626 $862.50
11/20/2011 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/20/2011, 145/Lot# 25863 $1,980.00
3/31/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 745, 754/Lot# 338 $2,350.00
6/3/2013 PCGS XF 45   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1140 $1,755.00
8/6/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 12103 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base245125162581264827162785285629283001307631523229344736773916416844315367612985281207817394
24722537260326702739280828802952302631013177330135233756400042554743562169289711138500
0000002880295230263101317733013523375640004255474356216928971100
00000029042976305131263203337436003836408443435055587577281089400
1898 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2572263827062775284629182991306631413218329733773602383940864360461955877288105541553523206
259426602729279828702942301630913166324433233452368139214177444649416154837612214180920
00000030163091316632443323345236813921417744464941615483761221400
00000030413116319232703350352737604003426845325264672194651387400
1898 S $20 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2740281028812775302729183179325733363417349935833818406543234594487658807543108891598723827
276328332881285930273005320532833363344435273661390041514413468852106434865812588186000
00000032053283336334443527366139004151441346885210643486581258800
00000032313309339034713555373939824237450347825545698897731428700
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4255
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3916
Owner: Cheney
 
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