Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 91,209
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1377.42 (6/24/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1890 CC $20 MS obverse 1890 CC $20 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of 91,209 pieces, the 1890-CC gold double eagle is the most common Carson City $20 gold piece. However, most tend to be in the XF-AU range. Any uncirculated coin is very rare, especially in MS62 or above.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/10/2019

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1890 CC $20 MS
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Base $ 2500 2550 2625 2950 3200 4675 5250 7150 10400 14500 18500 26500 46000 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - 11000 - 21500 - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2286
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/19/2019 1890 CC $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----691222971992944456506392531-------2285
-------------3--------3
------2-134-1---------11
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Total----691222991992954486546393561-------2299
 ----3 %5 %13 %9 %13 %19 %28 %3 %4 %2 %0 %------- 
1890 CC $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1-----------1
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Total----------1-----------1
 ----------100 %----------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/31/2004 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2671 $1,639.00
2/2/2005 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1996, 1996/Lot# 2153 $1,320.00
1/24/2008 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 215, 221/Lot# 6009 $1,782.50
8/15/2011 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9777 $2,300.00
5/27/2012 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 2109 $2,530.00
1/9/2013 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 7536 $3,818.75
8/18/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 116810 $2,640.00
7/6/2017 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2017 July 6 - 9 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1257/Lot# 3287 $3,769.40


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 $20 MS CC Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base258528282857288529943270349637814157447253225684664479841008910576107571149312162127811404517451
26662838286629213086334535913906426247555443600470918686102511063611002117161236813202151800
0000003591390642624755544360047091868610251106361100211716123681320200
0000003686403243675039556363247537938710414106971124811939125751362400
1890 $20 MS CC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24642699272727542860312633453620398442905115546664007704975610231104071112611779123831361916950
2542270827362789294931993437374140864565523257776835838899141029010647113441198012795147290
000000343737414086456552325777683583889914102901064711344119801279500
0000003528386341884840534960897269907210073103481088611561121821320700
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 7704
Owner: The Loaned Ranger
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 5466
Owner: Auengineer
 
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