Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,143,500
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: $1276.13 (10/1/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1895 S $20 MS obverse 1895 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although the 1895-S double eagle had a mintage of over 1.1 million coins, this is a major conditional rarity. While very available in grades of MS63 and lower, above that this issue becomes much scarcer. In fact, NGC has only graded 11 in gem or higher.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/11/2016

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1895 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1515 1520 1525 1530 1540 1550 1560 1570 1600 1675 1765 1850 2450 4700 13500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 3650 6100 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7255
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1543 $2,587.50
11/7/2005 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, Texas Online Session #389, 389/Lot# 9267 $632.50
10/1/2006 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2267, 2267/Lot# 2212 $2,352.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2229 $92,000.00
2/6/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 211023/Lot# 24440 $2,127.50
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4316 $5,228.75
6/3/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1098 $1,556.00
8/4/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/04/2013, 86/Lot# 118662 $2,860.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1895 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197221922262233224022472257226122682278229523022312236827813885608970937800110791600023477
220422212228223522422250225822632271228422972305233125063149462064247329889312719184920
00000022582263227122842297230523312506314946206424732988931271900
00000022602266227522892300230923492643351753546758756499861436000
1895 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23082331233823452352236023712374238123922410241724342617349641905367798412465153042330635932
2316233323402347235523642372237623852398241224232495291037274582623994781341117971275150
000000237223762385239824122423249529103727458262399478134111797100
0000002373237923882404241524282556320339594975711210971143582063900
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3885
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 2617
Owner: Grandman
 
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