Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 802,750
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1443.03 (10/19/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1890 S $20 MS obverse 1890 S $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Although the San Francisco Mint struck over 800,000 gold double eagles in 1890, most of those have been abused over the years. The majority of uncirculated examples seen by NGC tend to be in the lowly grade of MS61. The coin becomes quite rare in MS63 or higher.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/11/2019

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1890 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1530 1530 1530 1540 1560 1560 1590 1610 1690 1990 2225 2250 5300 11500 25000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2750 6200 19500 35000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1845
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
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: 10/8/2019 1890 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----3815929753611526774168492-----1840
-----------2-1--------3
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Total----38159297536115467741984102-----1846
 ----0 %0 %1 %0 %2 %4 %20 %8 %37 %23 %5 %1 %0 %----- 
1890 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1-4---------5
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-------------11-------2
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Total----------1-411-------7
 ----------14 %-57 %14 %14 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/24/2002 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2002 February Long Beach Bullet Sale #285, 285/Lot# 1438 $334.65
11/7/2003 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2003 November Signature Sale #334, 334/Lot# 7867 $12,075.00
11/3/2005 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 4543 $977.50
12/5/2007 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2459, 2459/Lot# 1924 $1,008.00
2/12/2012 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/12/2012, 7/Lot# 36017 $1,926.10
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 50   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1072 $1,755.00
6/27/2014 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2679 $9,987.50
9/22/2014 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 2187 $1,328.25
1/4/2015 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 837, 846/Lot# 1240 $1,700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 $20 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base232223492355236223682375238523912397240724262429363939844290668572707960103431129400
233123512357236423702378238723932400241324272832375440865088688075008754106601129400
000000238723932400241324272832375440865088688075008754106601129400
000000238923952404242024283236386941885887707577309549109771129400
1890 $20 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20642113212421362143228522922302231923352385240135373817414159228247121780000
20802117212821382190228722952308232423522390278036303925473566979557121780000
00000022952308232423522390278036303925473566979557121780000
000000229923132330236823963158372440335328747210868121780000
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Grade: MS 61 PL
Points: 3639
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 3537
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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