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1890-S $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
9015
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
802,750
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
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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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 9,500
60 or Better 1,700
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.1
60 or Better R-4.7
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 38 / 73
60 or Better 34 / 73 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 73 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 111 / 148
60 or Better 102 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 148 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Saddle Ridge Hoard

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

Heritage 10/2014:5095, $35,250 - Heritage 12/2015:3435, $28,200

3 MS65+ PCGS grade
3 MS65+ PCGS grade
3 MS65+ PCGS grade
3 MS65+ PCGS grade
9 MS65 PCGS grade
9 MS65 PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Saddle Ridge Hoard

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

Heritage 10/2014:5095, $35,250 - Heritage 12/2015:3435, $28,200

#3 MS65+ PCGS grade
#3 MS65+ PCGS grade
#3 MS65+ PCGS grade
#3 MS65+ PCGS grade
#9 MS65 PCGS grade
#9 MS65 PCGS grade
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+.