Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 18,402
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: $1154.52 (2/9/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1893 CC $20 MS obverse 1893 CC $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is the final issue of the Carson City Mint, struck in the very last year of coinage operations at the Nevada branch. This is a remarkable example that almost appears as if special care were taken, as suggested by Rusty Goe: 'Whether or not the coiner and his staff at the Carson Mint knew that 1893 would be the finale is debatable. What is evident from the surviving population of 1893-CC double eagles is that the workers put forth extra effort to produce the highest quality coins possible and collectors today can thank them for this. When beholding just about any problem-free 1893-CC in AU or above, one can see the superiority of the strike, luster, and color.'

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/19/2015

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1893 CC $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 2425 2475 2550 2650 3350 4850 5950 7600 12000 19000 24500 48500 80000 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 735
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64


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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/10/1996 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0805, 805/Lot# 897 $685.75
11/21/2002 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2002 November Santa Clara Signature Sale #304, 304/Lot# 7836 $11,500.00
5/28/2003 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2003 May Long Beach Signature Sale #324, 324/Lot# 6893 $5,750.00
1/24/2008 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 215, 221/Lot# 6012 $2,530.00
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1848 $33,350.00
8/30/2013 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3539 $21,737.50
2/27/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 4294 $11,162.50
5/18/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 194058 $10,510.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 CC $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base25852713274028072885312633453765412645915563604866517597927111294115031193212284127851375317108
2628272227622833296531993485388542814915572562496966815599451136411646120491245113108148710
000000348538854281491557256249696681559945113641164612049124511310800
0000003625400644365239588664507282871310620114331178912167126181343000
1893 CC $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20412157227924172526291330423313373641674740487858647159891710322108351136612254131921418317613
2079219723252453265529563132345438794358478652066295774593851049311012116621256613522153260
000000313234543879435847865206629577459385104931101211662125661352200
000000322235954023454948325535672783319853106641118911958128791385200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 7597
Owner: The Loaned Ranger
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 6651
Owner: davidmckay
 
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