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: $1809.79 (5/18/2021)
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: 5/18/2021

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1889 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1935 1935 1935 1955 1965 1980 1980 1980 2000 2050 2225 2750 4000 8500 28000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 3000 5000 10500 - - - -
1889 S $20 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 4500 5500 - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 7000 - - - - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2087
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: 5/18/2021 1889 S $20 MS
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Base----8412102350260125728612196389-----2075
------------112-------4
-------------369------18
---------------1------1
Total----8412102350260125729616204489-----2098
 ----0%0%1%0%1%2%12%6%35%29%10%2%0%----- 
1889 S $20 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------1-1721-------12
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---------------1------1
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Total---------1-17211------13
 ---------8%-8%54%15%8%8%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 S $20 MS PL
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Base253025302530253025492555255925652565256525852617363939844239501580388545907596301041611249
253025302530253625512556256125652565257225962958375440694498602382078722926098921069411811
0000002561256525652572259629583754406944986023820787229260989200
00000025632565256525782606329838694154475670308376889894451015400
1889 S $20 MS
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Base241724172417241724292436243924452445244524642495258528853447481777568250876793071007510887
241724172417242124312437244124452445245124742525268530723904579779218422894795631034611431
0000002441244524452451247425252685307239045797792184228947956300
0000002443244524452458248525552785326043606776808585959127981900
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Grade: MS 64 PL
Points: 6325
Owner: DougG
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 5111
Owner: kjlkkba
 
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