Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 30,945
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1449.03 (8/20/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1889 CC $20 MS obverse 1889 CC $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Carson City Mint only struck 30,945 double eagles in 1889. However, they are surprisingly still available today. This seems to be due to a number of hoards which were released in the 1990's and introduced numerous examples into the marketplace. However, most tend to be lower grade, as evidenced by the highest grade of MS63 at NGC.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1889 CC $20 MS
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Base $ 2500 2550 2625 3500 4250 5600 6050 6600 10850 15250 23400 28500 51500 78500 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 896
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63

The chart showing F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2019 1889 CC $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---22457124751091982412228141-------895
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Total---22457124751091992432328141-------899
 ---0 %3 %6 %14 %8 %12 %22 %27 %3 %3 %2 %0 %------- 
1889 CC $20 MS Prooflike
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/6/2003 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1789, 1789/Lot# 1460 $1,100.00
8/21/2006 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 101, 106/Lot# 972 $1,495.00
1/3/2007 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 6404 $1,725.00
9/2/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2195 $2,012.50
2/9/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 158416 $2,200.00
3/6/2015 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 468 $6,462.50
4/22/2015 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1219/Lot# 5455 $25,850.00
7/12/2018 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2018 July 12 - 15 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1277/Lot# 3276 $12,614.40


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 $20 MS CC
 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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