Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 996,175
Catalog: KM-74.3
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.44g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1295.00 (9/26/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1893 S $20 MS obverse 1893 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of just under a million pieces, the 1893-S double eagle is by no means a rare coin. However, as is the case with other San Francisco double eagles of the era, this coin becomes scarce at the MS64 level. In gem, it's extremely rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/11/2016

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1893 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1515 1520 1525 1530 1540 1550 1560 1570 1600 1675 1800 2000 3200 11500 55000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2500 3750 18000 - - - -
1893 S $20 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5242
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/26/2002 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2002 September Long Beach Signature Sale #300, 300/Lot# 8817 $1,610.00
2/11/2007 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2568 $719.00
6/29/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 388, 394/Lot# 736 $2,999.20
10/27/2010 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 5057 $8,338.65
3/12/2012 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3240, 3240/Lot# 1862 $1,955.00
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1083 $1,755.00
8/6/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 12093 $2,115.00
8/31/2014 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 211979 $1,470.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197221922372297235824212484254925512555256725852665267734675654902794919973107801163429974
2204222522572317237924422506255025522559257326122669294041966778918296521024211065177470
000000250625502552255925732612266929404196677891829652102421106500
000000252725502554256325792638267332044925790393369812105111134900
1893 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23082341240324662531259726642733273427392752277028552867369759849491997310312113091219431098
23192362242424882553261926872733273627432758279828593144445971539652100861064411604184950
0000002687273327362743275827982859314444597153965210086106441160400
0000002710273427372748276428272863342052228322981210199109771189900
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 3467
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 2867
Owner: Grandman
 
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