Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 31,140
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1419.70 (12/13/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1902 $20 MS obverse 1902 $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A mere 31,140 double eagles were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1902. Most that have survived are AU or above. However, this issue is extremely hard to find in MS63 or above.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/6/2019

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1902 $20 MS
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Base $ 1430 1430 1430 1760 1760 1770 1770 1830 1950 2925 3750 5225 13250 27000 36500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 6500 16500 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 507
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 64

The chart showing 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1902 $20 MS
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Base------16103112447138130163------506
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Total------16103112448138130164------508
 ------0 %1 %2 %6 %24 %9 %27 %26 %3 %1 %------ 
1902 $20 MS PL
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Base------------1---------1
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Total------------1---------1
 ------------100 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/28/1999 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1192, 1192/Lot# 1998 $474.75
1/9/2008 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 4922 $3,450.00
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1654 $2,990.00
9/24/2009 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 413, 419/Lot# 3599 $1,322.50
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 7409 $5,318.75
8/11/2011 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5886 $2,760.00
8/6/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 12111 $4,993.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1902 $20 MS
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Base219722192226223322402247225723022368257026852807303339025879759788491185617729268764126364094
22042221222822352242225022722324243526082726288233234561645280149851138142077831672488730
0000002272232424352608272628823323456164528014985113814207783167200
00000022872346250326472766295836125220702484321085415771238273646700
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 3033
Owner: Chato4
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 3033
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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