Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,048,550
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1732.03 (11/28/2020)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1894 S $20 MS obverse 1894 S $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1894-S gold double eagle had a mintage of over a million coins. However, the majority of those entered circulation where they were well used. Some were even sent to Europe where they obtained even more wear or were even melted. Due to this, most survivors tend to be in the low mint state range of MS61-62. This issue is a very rare find in choice, and is exceedingly rare in gem.

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Last Updated: 11/28/2020

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1894 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1855 1855 1855 1875 1885 1900 1900 1900 1930 1980 2125 - - - - - - - - -
1894 S $20 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 2800 3000 3150 4350 - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5908
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1894 S $20 MS
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Base---1581452344324346234220166251068-----5867
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Total---1581452344324346234620266381098-----5897
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1894 S $20 MS PL
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Base----------6512143-------40
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Total----------6512143-------40
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1894 S $20 MS DPL
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 S $20 MS PL
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Base23082331233823452352236023712374238123922410241724342617349641905582798412465166062537039231
23162333234023472355236423722376238523982412242324952910372746546383947813845195272999041193
000000237223762385239824122423249529103727465463839478138451952700
0000002373237923882404241524282556320339595118718310971152262244900
1894 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197221922262233224022472257226122682278229523022312243330094231820084318615123861809626843
2204222122282235224222502258226322712284229723052352262534165554827784929872142892101228185
00000022582263227122842297230523522625341655548277849298721428900
000000226022662275228923002309239328173824687783548554111291619300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4231
Owner: Stirling's Sets
 
Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 2617
Owner: Grandman
 
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