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: $1250.01 (10/19/2017)
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
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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: 636
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
4/20/1998 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1042, 1042/Lot# 2098 $580.25
5/31/2004 NGC MS 62   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2670 $863.00
7/7/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 5116 $2,990.00
2/19/2012 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/19/2012, 8/Lot# 36016 $1,942.60
2/26/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131210/Lot# 28420 $1,955.00
7/22/2012 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131231/Lot# 28596 $2,990.00
7/20/2014 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 813, 822/Lot# 900 $2,500.00
7/25/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22587 $15,862.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197221922262233225022542264226822782285278130573639414151588928134152043031498491167738479645
2204222122282239225122572265227122802450287332513806448064151042415753241193737158539781380
000000226522712280245028733251380644806415104241575324119373715853900
000000226722752283261629653445397448197671119191809227809432436796100
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 3057
Owner: davidmckay
 
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