Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 30,945
Catalog: KM-74.3
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.44g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1276.13 (10/1/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1889 CC $20 MS obverse 1889 CC $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite its minuscule mintage of 30,945 pieces, the 1889-CC double eagle is considered to be among the more available Carson City twenties. Douglas Winter (2001) attributes this to the release of a significant hoard(s) during the mid-1990s.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/11/2016

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1889 CC $20 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 851
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/4/1999 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1999 June Long Beach Sale #204, 204/Lot# 6626 $7,130.00
9/26/2002 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2002 September Long Beach Signature Sale #300, 300/Lot# 8800 $2,242.50
10/6/2003 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1789, 1789/Lot# 1460 $1,100.00
1/24/2008 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 215, 221/Lot# 6007 $2,185.00
5/29/2011 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1721 $4,830.00
2/9/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 158416 $2,200.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10279 $16,450.00
7/7/2016 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(4), 1237/Lot# 4629 $3,537.93


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 CC $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24642699272727672885314933453783417245915515600770147704888910788111141131911625118971246613055
2542270827402806297332143491391343124899567963437244809995221089711182114211171612087126620
000000349139134312489956796343724480999522108971118211421117161208700
0000003637404244515207584366787474849410155110051125111523118061227600
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 7014
Owner: davidmckay
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 7014
Owner: The Loaned Ranger
 
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