1890-S $20 MS63

CERTIFICATION#: 13089499
PCGS#: 9015

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): As a date, the 1890-S is similar in rarity to the 1880-S and a little less rare than the 1881-S and 1887-S. It is quite a lot rarer, especially in Unc., than the 1883-S, 1884-S, 1885-S, 1888-S and 1889-S as well as any of the S-Mint Liberty Heads that follow.

Ron Guth: The Saddle Ridge Hoard of gold coins, discovered in northern California in 2013, contained ninety-eight 1890-S Double Eagles, including one ungradeable example, eighty-nine Mint State examples, and ten examples that were better than anything known previously.  The best of the group, and a new Finest Known, was a single PCGS MS66+.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 802,750 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
20
1,480
1
25
1,485
1
30
1,490
35
1,500
2
45+
1,500
50+
1,515
53+
1,515
55+
1,525
58+
1,625
1
62+
3,500
8
63+
8,500
8
64+
17,500
13
65
27,500
10
65+
32,500
6
66
45,000
1
66+
55,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 9,500 R-3.1 38 / 73 111 / 148
60 or Better 1,700 R-4.7 34 / 73 TIE 102 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 73 TIE 2 / 148 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Saddle Ridge Hoard

2 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS65+ PCGS grade
3 MS65+ PCGS grade  
3 MS65+ PCGS grade