Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,596,000
Catalog: KM-74.3
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1150.45 (5/29/2015)
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1901 S $20 MS obverse 1901 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

One would hardly expect a late-date Coronet double eagle with an original mintage of more than 1.5 million pieces to elicit much enthusiasm among bidders when it crosses the auction block. Informed collectors, however, realize that this stereotype cannot be used to label the 1901-S, at the near-Gem level of preservation.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/20/2015

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1901 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1660 1670 1690 1700 1715 1740 1765 2000 3800 7100 23000 - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2990
Low Grade: F
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
10/15/2001 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1494, 1494/Lot# 1763 $400.90
2/21/2002 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2002 February Long Beach Signature Sale #284, 284/Lot# 7082 $1,092.50
4/16/2002 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22044, 22044/Lot# 17678 $414.00
1/12/2005 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 9933 $6,325.00
1/30/2011 NGC MS 62   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2273 $1,955.00
3/3/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/03/2013, 64/Lot# 102980 $1,739.10
6/2/2013 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 754, 763/Lot# 373 $1,600.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 61   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1168 $1,872.00
8/6/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 12110 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1901 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5726447218068969089169259459589779901013150525553564469459628362119321730725500
596669749836900910919931949964981997117718552891394051166762955213723200380
00000091993194996498199711771855289139405116676295521372300
0000009229389539709851005134122053227431755397562107421551500
1901 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base613688770858953961972983100410181037105110761589268037224888708410375154252325935533
63871579988995596497599010081024104110591247195230274110562081811205818036273500
0000009759901008102410411059124719523027411056208181120581803600
0000009799971013103010461067141823163374449963529278137412064700
1901 S $20 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7178028939911098110510731039106010751095111011351668279738725071732510694158532383936327
7458329251026110011051073104610651081110011181312204431554271582284481241318515280010
000000107310461065108111001118131220443155427158228448124131851500
000000107310531070108811051126149024203513467165739571141332117700
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2555
Owner: tonystl
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 990
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
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