Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 75,940
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1215.28 (5/24/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1890 $20 MS obverse 1890 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint only struck 75.940 coins in 1890. While this is a better date, it is still available in grades up to MS62. However, the population drastically drops in MS63, and falls even further in choice. NGC has only graded 2 coins in gem or higher. (10/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/23/2016

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1890 $20 MS
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Base $ 1485 1500 1515 1550 1725 1750 1775 1800 1900 1925 2150 3700 11000 26000 48000 67500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 4000 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 633
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/31/2004 NGC MS 62   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2670 $863.00
4/13/2006 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2189, 2189/Lot# 1383 $1,288.00
4/23/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 136, 141/Lot# 1735 $1,115.50
9/17/2008 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 4263 $1,840.00
2/19/2012 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/19/2012, 8/Lot# 36016 $1,942.60
6/27/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2677 $5,288.68


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197221922262233225022542264226822782285278130573639414151588928134152043031498491167738479645
2204222122282239225122572265227122802450287332513806448064151042415753241193737158539781380
000000226522712280245028733251380644806415104241575324119373715853900
000000226722752283261629653445397448197671119191809227809432436796100
1890 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base161916631707176218121865191619692025208321392197236825852754291034473984682099182199236947
163416781725177918301882193419882044210221582254244026412806308936264929785313943269770
00000019341988204421022158225424402641280630893626492978531394300
00000019512006206421202178231125132698285832683805587588851796700
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 3057
Owner: davidmckay
 
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