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: $1450.09 (8/22/2019)
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: 8/16/2019

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1904 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1430 1430 1430 1800 1800 1810 1810 1810 1810 1810 1810 1840 1900 2300 4200 26000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1950 2600 6500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 24759
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/20/2019 1904 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----442018319233340534338272845932692982----24640
----------1-6151041-----37
------------11526366-----84
-------------1--------1
Total----442018319233440534408303849533093052----24762
 ----0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %2 %14 %34 %34 %13 %1 %0 %---- 
1904 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------442552293------117
-------------11-------2
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total----------442553303------119
 ----------3 %3 %21 %45 %25 %3 %------ 
1904 S $20 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------2--------2
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-----------------------
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Total-------------2--------2
 -------------100 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/10/2001 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1446, 1446/Lot# 1071 $422.00
7/9/2006 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #66073, 66073/Lot# 23919 $1,610.00
1/3/2007 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 6548 $1,265.00
1/8/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 121, 126/Lot# 2958 $770.50
3/31/2011 NGC MS 63   Prooflike Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 7007 $2,070.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 2178 $2,001.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1368 $2,047.00
7/8/2012 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/08/2012, 30/Lot# 62112 $1,925.00


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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