Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,575,175
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1213.05 (2/28/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1898 S $20 MS obverse 1898 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This particular issue clearly spent a lot of time in bags. Most 1898-S double eagles have numerous bag marks and abrasion. Due to this, the coin is very common in lower mint state grades through MS64. From MS64 to 65, however, the population drops by 90%.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/23/2016

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1898 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1485 1500 1515 1525 1550 1560 1570 1580 1590 1650 1675 1725 1900 2700 8600 27500 100000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1775 2150 3000 13650 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 22693
Low Grade: VG
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
11/16/2000 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2000 Santa Clara Sale #242, 242/Lot# 7307 $661.25
5/13/2001 PCGS MS 60   Teletrade Auction 1436, 1436/Lot# 1044 $400.90
9/4/2001 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21092, 21092/Lot# 2468 $550.00
9/26/2005 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Online Session #385, 385/Lot# 10165 $575.00
5/29/2008 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 252, 258/Lot# 6214 $1,150.00
5/27/2012 NGC AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1349 $1,872.00
2/3/2013 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1862 $1,782.50
4/14/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/14/2013, 70/Lot# 106904 $1,707.20
3/28/2014 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6349 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base245125162581264827162785285629283001307631523229344736773916416844315367612985281207817394
24722537260326702739280828802952302631013177330135233756400042554743562169289711138500
0000002880295230263101317733013523375640004255474356216928971100
00000029042976305131263203337436003836408443435055587577281089400
1898 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2572263827062775284629182991306631413218329733773602383940864360461955877288105541553523206
259426602729279828702942301630913166324433233452368139214177444649416154837612214180920
00000030163091316632443323345236813921417744464941615483761221400
00000030413116319232703350352737604003426845325264672194651387400
1898 S $20 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2740281028812775302729183179325733363417349935833818406543234594487658807543108891598723827
276328332881285930273005320532833363344435273661390041514413468852106434865812588186000
00000032053283336334443527366139004151441346885210643486581258800
00000032313309339034713555373939824237450347825545698897731428700
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4431
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3916
Owner: Cheney
 
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