Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 170,395
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1694.63 (9/26/2021)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1898 $20 MS obverse 1898 $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of double eagles dropped to only 170,395 coins in 1898. This low mintage, coupled with normal attrition and melting, makes this date quite scarce, especially in mint state. This coin is scarce in MS63, rare in MS64, and unknown in gem.

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Last Updated: 9/24/2021

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1898 $20 MS
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Base $ 1820 1820 1820 1840 1850 1865 1865 1865 1895 1945 2100 2750 4450 13000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 3000 5150 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1842
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/21/2021 1898 $20 MS
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Base-----11221816310359573319823------1839
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Total-----11221816410359573519923------1843
 -----0%0%0%0%1%9%6%32%40%11%1%------ 
1898 $20 MS PL
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Base----------1--2--------3
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Total----------1--2--------3
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 $20 MS PL
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Base2559255925592559257225782582258525852585260126332740302136535973631667417186765383189024
2559255925592563257425792583258525852590261226692834323244266087645868897342787585539475
0000002583258525852590261226692834323244266087645868897342787500
0000002584258525852596262227042927344252006202659970387497809600
1898 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2439243924392439245124582461246424642464248025102614288534965747608164946927738280298717
2439243924392443245324592462246424642469249025452704308942465858621966387079759882589153
0000002462246424642469249025452704308942465858621966387079759800
0000002463246424642475250025792795329249975970635667837230781300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 3496
Owner: Stirling's Sets
 
Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 3021
Owner: DougG
 
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