Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 5,134,175
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1239.27 (10/20/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1904 S $20 MS obverse 1904 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint produced over 5.1 million double eagles in 1904, the largest mintage there for the series. Due to this high mintage, the 1904-S is one of the most obtainable Type III double eagle. However, it is much scarcer than the Philadelphia issue in gem.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/23/2016

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1904 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1485 1500 1515 1525 1550 1560 1570 1580 1590 1650 1715 1725 1850 2150 4200 26000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1950 2600 6500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 24434
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
Auction House
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11/4/2017 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1261/Lot# 18130
11/4/2017 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1261/Lot# 20512


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
5/19/1995 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1995 May New Jersey Bullet Sale #135, 135/Lot# 595 $1,540.00
5/30/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 1123 $517.50
10/23/2005 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2108, 2108/Lot# 1886 $672.00
6/29/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 388, 394/Lot# 740 $3,026.80
5/30/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1171/Lot# 10714 $1,782.50
11/29/2012 NGC MS 61   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1177/Lot# 10936 $2,056.25
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 53   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1269 $1,579.00
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3543 $2,115.00
1/5/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/05/2014, 176/Lot# 162731 $2,337.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1904 $20 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23082331233823452352236023712374238123922410241724282451253629413912781886718976957012256
23162333234023472355236423722376238523982412242124362479267132655214810287739174104650
0000002372237623852398241224212436247926713265521481028773917400
0000002373237923882404241524242443250828063588651683878874937200
1904 $20 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base21972219222622332240224722572261226822782295230223122335241728073747754383738671924911870
22042221222822352242225022582263227122842297230523202362254731205012782084728864101230
0000002258226322712284229723052320236225473120501278208472886400
0000002260226622752289230023092327239026773434627880968572905600
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3747
Owner: scotty's gold
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 3120
Owner: Timely
 
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