Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 170,395
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: $1295.68 (9/26/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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Price Guide

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1898 $20 MS
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Base $ 1515 1520 1525 1530 1540 1550 1560 1575 1625 1850 2050 2500 4700 16250 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 3050 5500 - - - - -
1898 $20 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1727
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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10/16/2001 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21104, 21104/Lot# 4718 $3,300.00
9/24/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 180, 186/Lot# 1759 $1,495.00
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1644 $1,380.00
11/15/2009 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2771, 2771/Lot# 2658 $1,610.00
6/26/2011 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131127/Lot# 26608 $1,725.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5683 $2,350.00
2/10/2013 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/10/2013, 61/Lot# 96509 $1,888.70
3/21/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 8295 $1,809.50
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1136 $2,925.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 $20 MS
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Base2197221922262233224022472257226122682278229523022495280739846286697376259789108741098411412
2204222122282235224222502258226322712284229723662599319947516515719083461015110911111270
000000225822632271228422972366259931994751651571908346101511091100
000000226022662275228923002431270335925519674474089068105121094700
1898 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11119539669831001102110341054106712782233334044125618790411311164532430536430
111318957971989100710251040105811371596260236974814638090391302519070283460
00000098910071025104010581137159626023697481463809039130251907000
000000995101410291047106212071914297140545216714210175147392168700
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Grade: AU 58 PL
Points: 2410
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2295
Owner: davidmckay
 
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