Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,669,300
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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1899 $20 MS obverse 1899 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1899 double eagle is a very common coin in lower Mint State grades, through MS63. The numbers fall off considerably between MS63 and MS64, however. At the Gem preservation level this date suddenly becomes very scarce.

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1899 $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1630 1640 1650 1660 1670 1690 1700 1715 1740 1765 1800 1925 3400 11250 30000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2250 3700 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 23801
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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5/25/2002 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22082, 22082/Lot# 13496 $540.50
1/25/2004 NGC MS 62   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 3436 $546.00
8/29/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #51, 56/Lot# 1558 $770.50
1/7/2007 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2309, 2309/Lot# 2188 $728.00
11/29/2007 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Houston, TX US Coin Signature Auction #370, 370/Lot# 61906 $1,782.50
2/28/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7860 $3,162.50
1/9/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1181/Lot# 13389 $2,350.00
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 53   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1146 $1,755.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1899 $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722192226223322402247225722612268227822952302231223352510319454177960838398541178016927
220422212228223522422250225822632271228422972305232023932738393562658101887310496134960
00000022582263227122842297230523202393273839356265810188731049600
00000022602266227522892300230923272452296646767112824293641113800
1899 $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23082331233823452352236023712374238123922410241724342617349641905367798412465153042330635932
2316233323402347235523642372237623852398241224232495291037274582623994781341117971275150
000000237223762385239824122423249529103727458262399478134111797100
0000002373237923882404241524282556320339594975711210971143582063900
1899 $20 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5756207157838618708758828949039169259339491092151526023984682099182199236947
5906527388098648728778868979079199289389971233187730634929785313943269770
000000877886897907919928938997123318773063492978531394300
0000008808909009129229309441044137422403523587588851796700
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2335
Owner: JimL4004
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2312
Owner: J.D.A.
 
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