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: $1778.13 (12/3/2020)
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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Last Updated: 12/3/2020

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1902 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1910 1910 1910 1930 1940 1955 1955 1955 1985 - 2200 - - - - - - - - -
1902 S $20 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 3650 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4598
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1902 S $20 MS
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Base---1691914185219938820351486315423-----4587
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Total---1691914185219938820361488317443-----4594
 ---0%0%0%0%0%0%1%4%8%44%32%7%1%0%----- 
1902 S $20 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------164---------11
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Total----------164---------11
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1902 S $20 MS PL
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Base23082331233823452352236023712374238123922410241724342617349643196064876313332205363199650373
231623332340234723552364237223762385239824122423249529103770490169641028615733243563812252892
0000002372237623852398241224232495291037704901696410286157332435600
0000002373237923882404241524282556320340455482786311809181352817600
1902 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base21972219222622332240224722572261226822782295230223122448330356107808991811754151262251533987
220422212228223522422250225822632271228422972305235727334072634385111053012878175892633935686
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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