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: $1466.34 (8/18/2019)
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: 7/31/2019

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1892 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1430 1430 1430 1620 1620 1630 1630 1630 1630 1640 1920 2000 3250 6550 23000 61000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 1930 2100 3500 7650 33000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4619
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2019 1892 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----4713121356334250178116164446461----4601
------------3-1-------4
------------1729------19
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Total----4713121356334250178516234477361----4624
 ----0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %7 %5 %39 %35 %10 %2 %0 %0 %---- 
1892 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------12105--------18
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-------------1--------1
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Total----------12106--------19
 ----------5 %11 %53 %32 %-------- 

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8/18/2019 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2019 August 14 - 18 ANA World's Fair of Money US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1298/Lot# 7756


Auction Prices Realized

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12/11/2000 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1385, 1385/Lot# 1721 $606.63
11/13/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 113, 118/Lot# 1817 $805.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2256 $1,610.00
5/27/2012 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1340 $2,691.00
8/19/2012 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/19/2012, 36/Lot# 68150 $2,097.26
4/1/2014 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 8121 $1,410.00
5/4/2014 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 191472 $1,415.70
8/6/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 12090 $2,350.00
1/7/2015 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7639 $8,225.00


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 PL
Points: 2617
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2525
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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