Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,753,625
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: $1273.71 (9/30/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1902 S $20 MS obverse 1902 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint struck some 1.7 million double eagles in 1902. However, a majority of these were either mishandled or circulated, which makes them quite rare in MS64, and nearly impossible to find in MS65.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/11/2016

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1902 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1515 1520 1525 1530 1540 1550 1560 1570 1600 1675 1765 1875 3375 11500 33000 55000 90000 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4489
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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10/5/2016 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1240/Lot# 4255


Auction Prices Realized

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7/31/2001 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21081, 21081/Lot# 1645 $350.00
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1344 $4,025.00
5/9/2007 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2007 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #434, 434/Lot# 4186 $2,530.00
7/22/2009 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2722, 2722/Lot# 2057 $1,725.00
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 53   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1171 $1,579.00
6/30/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 106831 $1,499.30
12/22/2013 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 783, 792/Lot# 870 $1,300.00
4/1/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 8166 $1,586.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1902 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base21972219222622332240224722572261226822782295230223122448330356107808991811754151262251533987
22042221222822352242225022582263227122842297230523572733407263438511105301287817589263390
0000002258226322712284229723052357273340726343851110530128781758900
0000002260226622752289230023092403301848417075921511142140022005200
1902 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23082331233823452352236023712374238123922410241724342617349643196064876313332205363199650373
23162333234023472355236423722376238523982412242324952910377049016964102861573324356381220
0000002372237623852398241224232495291037704901696410286157332435600
0000002373237923882404241524282556320340455482786311809181352817600
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2448
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2448
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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