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: $1226.69 (5/27/2017)
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: 24364
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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6/11/2017 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1256/Lot# 5091
6/11/2017 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1256/Lot# 5092


Auction Prices Realized

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12/1/1999 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1242, 1242/Lot# 1984 $553.88
5/27/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1798 $1,207.50
6/29/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 388, 394/Lot# 740 $3,026.80
3/17/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(5), 1153/Lot# 9626 $1,725.00
6/14/2011 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9818 $2,990.00
5/5/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/05/2013, 73/Lot# 105717 $1,595.01
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1268 $1,579.00
10/8/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 9268 $1,351.25


NGC Registry

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