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: $1061.35 (8/1/2015)
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: 4/17/2015

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1898 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1660 1670 1690 1700 1715 1740 1765 1800 2000 3000 9900 26500 100000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 1900 2150 3700 13750 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 21956
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
Auction House
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8/16/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 8436
8/16/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 8435


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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7/25/2001 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1464, 1464/Lot# 1770 $527.50
6/10/2003 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23063, 23063/Lot# 14056 $690.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2544 $2,185.00
10/2/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 288, 294/Lot# 9885 $1,581.25
8/11/2009 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29084, 29084/Lot# 26283 $2,760.00
2/3/2010 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1137, 1137/Lot# 1776 $7,475.00
5/27/2012 NGC AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1349 $1,872.00
4/14/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/14/2013, 70/Lot# 106904 $1,707.20
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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