Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 930,150
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1241.40 (10/23/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1892 S $20 MS obverse 1892 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of over 900,000 pieces, the 1892-S double eagle is a relatively common coin today. However, most uncirculated examples are MS63 or lower. Choice examples are uncommon, and gem examples are very rare.

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Last Updated: 11/23/2016

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1892 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1485 1500 1515 1525 1625 1650 1675 1700 1715 1750 1900 2000 3250 6500 23000 61000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 1925 2100 3500 7650 33000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4533
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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11/4/2017 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1261/Lot# 20486


Auction Prices Realized

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1/28/2004 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Signature Sale #342, 342/Lot# 7471 $2,645.00
7/25/2004 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1913, 1913/Lot# 1930 $522.50
3/24/2005 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #368, 368/Lot# 7315 $2,185.00
4/24/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 84, 89/Lot# 1146 $805.00
10/27/2010 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 11574 $1,667.50
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1731 $3,001.50
1/6/2013 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/06/2013, 56/Lot# 93710 $1,861.20
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1080 $2,574.00
7/17/2015 NGC   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 6157 $2,702.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 $20 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23082331233823452352236023712374238123922410241724342617349643966153798412465160952390936024
2316233323402347235523642372237623852398241224232495291037964982676394781367518700279470
000000237223762385239824122423249529103796498267639478136751870000
0000002373237923882404241524282556320340965567737410971148852130400
1892 $20 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722192226223322402247225722612268227822952319240125253386491275971028510644156232327635165
22042221222822352242225022582263227122842303234624422812389558078493104051230418174272390
0000002258226322712284230323462442281238955807849310405123041817400
0000002260226622752289231123742484309944036702938910524139632072500
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2525
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: AU 58 PL
Points: 2410
Owner: Grandman
 
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