Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,575,175
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: $1249.72 (4/29/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1898 S $20 MS obverse 1898 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is very common in the lower Mint State grades, with thousands certified by NGC and PCGS from MS60 through MS64. At MS65 the '98-S becomes scarce, and it is rare any finer.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/20/2015

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1898 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1660 1670 1690 1700 1715 1740 1765 1800 1925 2900 9500 26500 100000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 1875 2200 3250 13750 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 22437
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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5/1/2016 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 9044
5/1/2016 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 9045


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
12/12/2005 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2130, 2130/Lot# 2065 $644.00
10/2/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 288, 294/Lot# 9885 $1,581.25
7/9/2009 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 2191 $2,645.00
2/3/2010 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1137, 1137/Lot# 1772 $3,737.50
3/18/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction Online Only Session, 91/Lot# 12738 $1,430.60
11/20/2011 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/20/2011, 145/Lot# 25863 $1,980.00
1/29/2012 NGC MS 62   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1913 $2,041.25
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1138 $1,755.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5385 $2,056.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base245125162581264827162785285629283001307631523229344736773916416844315367612985281207817394
24722537260326702739280828802952302631013177330135233756400042554743562169289711138500
0000002880295230263101317733013523375640004255474356216928971100
00000029042976305131263203337436003836408443435055587577281089400
1898 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2572263827062775284629182991306631413218329733773602383940864360461955877288105541553523206
259426602729279828702942301630913166324433233452368139214177444649416154837612214180920
00000030163091316632443323345236813921417744464941615483761221400
00000030413116319232703350352737604003426845325264672194651387400
1898 S $20 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2740281028812775302729183179325733363417349935833818406543234594487658807543108891598723827
276328332881285930273005320532833363344435273661390041514413468852106434865812588186000
00000032053283336334443527366139004151441346885210643486581258800
00000032313309339034713555373939824237450347825545698897731428700
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4431
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3916
Owner: Cheney
 
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