Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,430
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1483.18 (8/25/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1892 $20 MS obverse 1892 $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1892 is one of the rarest Type III double eagles with a mintage of only 4,430 coins. Most examples known today tend to be in the AU to low MS range.

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Last Updated: 8/23/2019

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1892 $20 MS
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Base $ - - - 3350 7800 10500 12500 15000 17250 25000 28000 42500 50000 60000 67500 90000 150000 - - -
$ - - - - 18000 - - 47000 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 123
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 68

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, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/20/2019 1892 $20 MS
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Base----22951719305121321-211--121
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Total----22951719305121321-211--121
 ----2 %2 %7 %4 %14 %16 %25 %4 %10 %11 %2 %1 %-2 %1 %1 %-- 
1892 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------2-----------2
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Total----------2-----------2
 ----------100 %----------- 
1892 $20 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base-----------------------
-----------------1----1
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Total-----------------1----1
 -----------------100 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/23/1997 PCGS MS 60   Teletrade Auction 0956, 956/Lot# 1910 $5,064.00
5/30/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 1099 $3,910.00
10/22/2009 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2009 October Signature US Coin Auction #1130, 1130/Lot# 1778 $10,925.00
1/6/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5092 $4,657.50
7/7/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 5126 $11,500.00
3/31/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/31/2013, 68/Lot# 105027 $10,010.00
6/27/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2684 $30,550.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1121123813641499164419852271251929023124342236013984488860647276103991403719299270133846955699
116012801409154717572080235326462976322334813728428552806468831711611157912187030831442120
00000023532646297632233481372842855280646883171161115791218703083100
00000024362774305033223541385645865672687293581282417545244413465000
1892 $20 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base71780289399110981105203126313026325535623747414150716278752199861306617419236583272446072
745832925102611001413223127623102335736233878445154736692834211012145171949826680371730
00000022312762310233573623387844515473669283421101214517194982668000
00000024312894317834593685400947615875710691641203915968215782970200
1892 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1057214128153194421755155836640070777808842891229821105711257112990164981615118759263193756854512
1418236629413535465056226024662673218015865993551007111238127111415916498170202127930069432160
000000602466267321801586599355100711123812711141591649817020212793006900
000000621268517564822188919588103211190412850153291649817890237993381800
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Grade: AU 58 PL
Points: 8727
Owner: Grandman
 
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