Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,048,550
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: $1174.55 (5/29/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1894 S $20 MS obverse 1894 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is one of 26 different Type Three double eagle issues with mintages in excess of one million coins, however, is a rarity in Choice or Gem quality. Nearly all of the 1,048,550 coins produced entered circulation, or were exported with many of those later melted. Those coins that have returned to this country are apt to be low-end mint state at best.

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


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1894 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1660 1670 1690 1700 1715 1740 1765 1950 3250 5750 31000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 4100 6500 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5611
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
10/1/1993 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Long Beach Bullet #108, 108/Lot# 755 $1,375.00
10/8/1994 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1994 October Long Beach Signature Sale #124, 124/Lot# 5761 $935.00
10/31/2005 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2112, 2112/Lot# 4719 $700.00
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2431 $1,581.25
6/3/2013 PCGS Genuine UNC   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1092 $1,638.00
6/23/2013 NGC MS 68   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 80841 $26.00
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 8127 $1,410.00
4/20/2014 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 1063 $1,625.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197221922262233224022472257226122682278229523022312243330094231820084318615123861809626843
220422212228223522422250225822632271228422972305235226253416555482778492987214289210120
00000022582263227122842297230523522625341655548277849298721428900
000000226022662275228923002309239328173824687783548554111291619300
1894 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23082331233823452352236023712374238123922410241724342617349641905582798412465166062537039231
2316233323402347235523642372237623852398241224232495291037274654638394781384519527299900
000000237223762385239824122423249529103727465463839478138451952700
0000002373237923882404241524282556320339595118718310971152262244900
1894 S $20 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base161916631707176218121865191619692025208321392197236825852754291034473984682099182199236947
163416781725177918301882193419882044210221582254244026412806308936264929785313943269770
00000019341988204421022158225424402641280630893626492978531394300
00000019512006206421202178231125132698285832683805587588851796700
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 3009
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 2617
Owner: Grandman
 
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