1898-S $20 MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 13089519
PCGS#: 9034

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1898-S is a very common date. In fact, it is the second most common S-Mint Double Eagle after the 1904-S and it ranks as one of the eight or ten commonest issues in the entire Liberty Head series. It is readily obtainable in any condition up to choice uncirculated. Gems are rather scarce but they are still available with some regularity. Only the collector who requires a superb or "perfect" coin will have trouble finding an 1898-S that suits him.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,575,175 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
4
1,365
1
6
1,370
8
1,375
10
1,380
12
1,385
15
1,390
20
1,395
25
1,400
30
1,405
4
35
1,405
5
40
1,415
11
45+
1,415
50
1,430
28
50+
1,430
53+
1,430
55+
1,465
58+
1,490
5
65+
11,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 160,000 R-1.9 69 / 73 TIE 144 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 30,000 R-2.7 67 / 73 TIE 138 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 30 / 73 42 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 estimated grade  
2 MS66 estimated grade  
2 MS66 estimated grade