Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 996,175
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1216.82 (2/24/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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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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Last Updated: 11/23/2016

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1893 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1485 1500 1515 1525 1625 1650 1675 1700 1715 1750 1800 1975 3300 9250 46000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2450 3650 11000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5260
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
10/31/1999 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1229, 1229/Lot# 1421 $527.50
3/6/2006 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2006 March Palm Beach, FL Online Session #413, 413/Lot# 8381 $747.50
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1762 $2,128.00
9/23/2012 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/23/2012, 41/Lot# 72843 $1,931.87
6/3/2013 PCGS XF 40   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1084 $1,755.00
1/19/2014 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 787, 796/Lot# 10271 $1,625.00
8/6/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 12093 $2,115.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 S $20 MS
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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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