Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 5,134,175
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: $1296.45 (9/25/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 7/11/2016

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1904 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1515 1520 1525 1530 1540 1550 1560 1570 1600 1675 1765 1800 1925 2300 4500 26000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2100 2800 6500 - - -
1904 S $20 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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1904 S $20 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 24259
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/23/2005 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2108, 2108/Lot# 1886 $672.00
1/30/2006 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 72, 77/Lot# 998 $1,725.00
8/7/2010 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1901 $1,437.50
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1788 $2,185.00
6/1/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 5125 $5,462.50
1/22/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131205/Lot# 26730 $1,782.50
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1268 $1,579.00
3/16/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/16/2014, 172/Lot# 178749 $2,209.90
1/7/2015 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7710 $3,307.63


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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