Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 859,600
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1714.41 (7/13/2020)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1888 S $20 MS obverse 1888 S $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

With a relatively healthy mintage of 859,600 pieces,one would not expect the 1888-S gold double eagle to be too rare. Actually, in grades through lower mint state, it isn't. However, Most seemed to have been put into circulation or were mishandled in bags as above MS63 this issue becomes quite rare. It's extremely rare in gem.

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Last Updated: 6/2/2020

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1888 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1750 1750 1750 1750 1775 1775 1785 1785 1800 2025 2175 2450 3850 11000 38500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2700 4700 18000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2694
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1888 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----381392558317176951867223364-----2690
-------------22-------4
------------15--------6
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Total----381392558317176952874225364-----2700
 ----0%0%0%0%1%2%12%7%35%32%8%1%0%----- 
1888 S $20 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------1--12--------4
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Total---------1--12--------4
 ---------25%--25%50%-------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722192226223322502254226422682278228523192335249528603712608999181026010570153822273134082
220422212228223922512257226522712280229623242388261731444504736510032103631217417832265150
00000022652271228022962324238826173144450473651003210363121741783200
00000022672275228323082330244227383428529786421014610467137782028100
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 9918
Owner: John H Erickson
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3712
Owner: Estern
 
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