Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 774,700
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1198.54 (2/22/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1889 S $20 MS obverse 1889 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of over 774,000 coins, the 1889-S double eagle is not an overly rare coin today. However, it is usually found in either circulated condition or in low mint state. Most MS examples tend to be in the MS60-62 range. Higher grade examples exist, but are rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/23/2016

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1889 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1485 1500 1515 1525 1625 1650 1675 1725 1775 1875 2050 2600 3850 11500 36000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2850 4250 13000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1967
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/11/2001 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21043, 21043/Lot# 3545 $410.00
5/13/2001 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1436, 1436/Lot# 1019 $448.38
5/31/2004 NGC MS 62   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2669 $748.00
5/19/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/19/2013, 75/Lot# 106625 $1,454.20
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 50   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1066 $1,755.00
3/30/2014 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131414/Lot# 26587 $2,056.25
7/27/2014 PCGS MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 814, 823/Lot# 355 $1,600.05
10/1/2015 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The Oct 2015 Rarities Auction, 6133/Lot# 88 $19,975.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 S $20 MS
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Base21972219222622332250225422642268227822852319233524332860380060488515984814634220563368152060
22042221222822392251225722652271228022962324236825753173454968708959114431710825931398070
0000002265227122802296232423682575317345496870895911443171082593100
0000002267227522832308233024002718348752997693940413039195822980600
1889 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base230823312338234523522360237123742381239224102417252530093952628288171018415084226653451353206
23162333234023472355236423722376238523982412245326863323472971279273118171761126614407440
0000002372237623852398241224532686332347297127927311817176112661400
0000002373237923882404241524892848363855057972972813451201383056400
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 6048
Owner: Green Collection
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 6048
Owner: kjlkkba
 
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