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: $1443.03 (10/19/2019)
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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Last Updated: 7/31/2019

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1899 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1430 1430 1430 1710 1710 1720 1720 1720 1720 1730 1730 1760 2100 3050 6950 34000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2150 3150 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 26899
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1899 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1---1127844358616598910259718522791232----26875
------------1113------6
------------120331213-----178
---------------1------1
Total1---1127844358616599110280721924041262----27060
 0 %---0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %2 %22 %38 %27 %9 %0 %0 %---- 
1899 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------15123-------21
-------------1--------1
-------------1--------1
-----------------------
Total-----------15143-------23
 -----------4 %22 %61 %13 %------- 
1899 $20 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------3--------3
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Total-------------3--------3
 -------------100 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2549 $488.75
10/18/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 6291 $2,937.50
3/4/2013 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3420, 3420/Lot# 3405 $1,700.00
4/21/2013 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 106906 $1,870.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1143 $1,872.00
2/9/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 790, 799/Lot# 813 $1,600.00
4/1/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 8146 $1,351.25


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 65
Points: 5417
Owner: BRS Numismatics
 
Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 2617
Owner: Grandman
 
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