Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,669,300
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1239.27 (10/21/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1899 $20 MS obverse 1899 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of over 1.6 million coins, the 1899 Liberty double eagle is not an uncommon coin. In fact, it is readily available in grades through MS64. However, this coin becomes extremely difficult to find in gem.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/23/2016

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1899 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1485 1500 1515 1525 1565 1585 1600 1610 1630 1650 1675 1725 2000 3050 10750 34000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2150 3150 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 25297
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
11/4/2017 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1261/Lot# 20496
11/4/2017 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1261/Lot# 20494


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
9/6/2000 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1354, 1354/Lot# 1757 $580.25
1/9/2002 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2002 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #280, 280/Lot# 4127 $5,520.00
3/23/2004 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24035, 24035/Lot# 12031 $934.95
2/27/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 76, 81/Lot# 1032 $667.00
8/8/2007 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 3402 $1,380.00
1/31/2010 NGC MS 61   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2456 $1,322.50
9/13/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 6018 $2,070.00
6/3/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131224/Lot# 25454 $2,760.00
1/9/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1181/Lot# 13387 $2,232.50
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 53   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1146 $1,755.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1899 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23082331233823452352236023712374238123922410241724342617349641905367798412465153042330635932
2316233323402347235523642372237623852398241224232495291037274582623994781341117971275150
000000237223762385239824122423249529103727458262399478134111797100
0000002373237923882404241524282556320339594975711210971143582063900
1899 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722192226223322402247225722612268227822952302231223352510319454177960838398541178016927
220422212228223522422250225822632271228422972305232023932738393562658101887310496134960
00000022582263227122842297230523202393273839356265810188731049600
00000022602266227522892300230923272452296646767112824293641113800
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Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 2617
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2335
Owner: JimL4004
 
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