1899-S $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
9036
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
2,010,300
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 46,250 R-2.5 59 / 73 TIE 134 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 11,000 R-2.9 61 / 73 TIE 132 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 16 / 73 TIE 25 / 148 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 46,250
60 or Better 11,000
65 or Better 6
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.5
60 or Better R-2.9
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 59 / 73 TIE
60 or Better 61 / 73 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 73 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 134 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 132 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 25 / 148 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:1002, $16,500 - Superior 5/1990:5354

1 MS67 estimated grade
1 MS67 estimated grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS64+ PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:1002, $16,500 - Superior 5/1990:5354

#1 MS67 estimated grade
#1 MS67 estimated grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS64+ PCGS grade
MS64 PCGS grade #8 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

This date is one of the five most common Liberty Head Double Eagles from the San Francisco Mint; only the 1898-S and 1904-S are more common. Although it is less rare as a date, the 1899-S is similar in condition rarity to the 1891-S and 1897-S. The 1899-S is readily available in average uncirculated (MS-60) condition and choice mint state examples are only moderately scarce. Gems are very scarce but a few truly superb examples of this date are also known to exist.