Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 170,395
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: $1136.33 (2/7/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1898 $20 MS obverse 1898 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

After four years of production figures that exceeded one million coins, the mintage figure of Double Eagles from Philadelphia dropped to only 170,395 pieces in 1898. This was formerly an extremely scarce coin in any Uncirculated grade. A few small hoards have been uncovered in the last decade and, today, the 1898 is only moderately scarce in MS60-62. It is still very scarce in MS63 and quite rare in MS64.

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Price Guide

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1898 $20 MS
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Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1660 1670 1690 1700 1715 1740 2050 2500 4700 16250 - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1701
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64


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2/7/2016 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1232/Lot# 7823


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9/4/2001 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21092, 21092/Lot# 2467 $450.00
1/3/2006 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 5735 $4,314.80
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 4019 $1,552.50
6/24/2012 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 3299, 3299/Lot# 2406 $1,550.00
8/12/2012 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/12/2012, 35/Lot# 62047 $2,310.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1136 $2,925.00
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(4), 1188/Lot# 5263 $5,287.50
10/5/2014 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 824, 833/Lot# 345 $2,200.00
10/10/2014 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15913 $1,351.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2197221922262233224022472257226122682278229523022495280739846286697376259789108741098411412
2204222122282235224222502258226322712284229723662599319947516515719083461015110911111270
000000225822632271228422972366259931994751651571908346101511091100
000000226022662275228923002431270335925519674474089068105121094700
1898 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11119539669831001102110341054106712782233334044125618790411311164532430536430
111318957971989100710251040105811371596260236974814638090391302519070283460
00000098910071025104010581137159626023697481463809039130251907000
000000995101410291047106212071914297140545216714210175147392168700
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Grade: AU 58 PL
Points: 2410
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2295
Owner: davidmckay
 
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