1898-S $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
9034
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
2,575,175
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

J.M. Clapp Collection, acquired directly from the San Francisco Mint at face value - John H. Clapp Collection (sold intact in 1942) - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:1000, $12,100

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 estimated grade
2 MS66 estimated grade
2 MS66 estimated grade
6 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2013:6891, $10,575

7 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #9034 (MS)     65
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

J.M. Clapp Collection, acquired directly from the San Francisco Mint at face value - John H. Clapp Collection (sold intact in 1942) - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:1000, $12,100

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 estimated grade
#2 MS66 estimated grade
#2 MS66 estimated grade
#6 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2013:6891, $10,575

MS65 PCGS grade #7 MS65 PCGS grade
PCGS #9034 (MS)     65 #7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
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.