Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,753,625
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1381.96 (7/22/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 6/21/2019

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1902 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1410 1415 1420 1680 1680 1690 1690 1690 1690 1700 1890 2075 3450 13000 31500 50000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2100 3750 14000 - - 90000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4579
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/16/2019 1902 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---1581913194819638820341482314393-----4569
------------1---------1
-------------221------5
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Total---1581913194819638820351484316403-----4575
 ---0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %4 %8 %44 %32 %7 %1 %0 %----- 
1902 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------163---------10
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Total----------163---------10
 ----------10 %60 %30 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/21/1998 NGC VF 30   Teletrade Auction 1017, 1017/Lot# 1940 $400.90
2/22/2001 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2001 February Long Beach Signature Sale #248, 248/Lot# 7298 $776.25
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1345 $3,220.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 660 $1,322.50
6/2/2013 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 118498 $1,933.47
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1172 $1,579.00
4/1/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 8166 $1,586.25
9/21/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 822, 831/Lot# 349 $3,000.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1902 $20 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23082331233823452352236023712374238123922410241724342617349643196064876313332205363199650373
23162333234023472355236423722376238523982412242324952910377049016964102861573324356381220
0000002372237623852398241224232495291037704901696410286157332435600
0000002373237923882404241524282556320340455482786311809181352817600
1902 $20 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base21972219222622332240224722572261226822782295230223122448330356107808991811754151262251533987
22042221222822352242225022582263227122842297230523572733407263438511105301287817589263390
0000002258226322712284229723052357273340726343851110530128781758900
0000002260226622752289230023092403301848417075921511142140022005200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2448
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: MS 61 PL
Points: 2434
Owner: Grandman
 
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