Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,813,000
Catalog: KM-74.3
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1152.20 (5/30/2015)
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1905 S $20 MS obverse 1905 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1905-S is the scarcest San Francisco Liberty Head Double Eagle of this type struck after 1890. It is seen most often in AU58 to MS63 grades and accurately graded MS64s are scarce. The 1905-S is extremely rare in Gem Uncirculated.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/20/2015

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1905 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1660 1670 1690 1700 1715 1740 1775 2300 3900 6000 28000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 2700 4500 6700 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2224
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions

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6/7/2015 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1221/Lot# 4368


Auction Prices Realized

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2/5/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1350 $2,875.00
11/26/2006 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2291, 2291/Lot# 2443 $896.00
11/29/2006 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 November Dallas Signature Coin Auction #420, 420/Lot# 2727 $5,462.50
4/1/2012 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/01/2012, 16/Lot# 43077 $1,760.00
6/3/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1271 $1,521.00
12/15/2013 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 782, 791/Lot# 457 $2,750.00
1/7/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7713 $2,585.00
1/9/2015 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3516, 6085/Lot# 20162 $2,702.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1905 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base572644721806896908911916951974100710281239150525253220556363658986129031882927899
596669749836900909912927958985101410981327184527564001583072381029114878218520
00000091292795898510141098132718452756400158307238102911487800
00000091493996699610211168141621852988478260978112115971685300
1905 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base61368877085895396697197510111034106910921312158926483368578366099300133131937028623
63871579988995796797298710181045107611651404194228884173605875061063715332224540
0000009729871018104510761165140419422888417360587506106371533200
0000009739991026105710841238149622953128497863338403119751735100
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2525
Owner: H.I.M.
 
Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 1589
Owner: Grandman
 
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