1899-S $20 MS62 Certification #38178697, PCGS #9036

Expert Comments

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.

 

PCGS #
9036
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
34.00 millimeters
Weight
33.40 grams
Mintage
2010300
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
2276
Pop Lower
3354
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 46250 R-2.5 59 / 73 TIE 134 / 148 TIE
All Grades 11000 R-2.9 61 / 73 TIE 132 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 16 / 73 TIE 25 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 46250
All Grades 11000
60 or Better 6
65 or Better R-2.5
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better 59 / 73 TIE
All Grades 61 / 73 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 73 TIE
65 or Better 134 / 148 TIE
All Grades 132 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 148 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail 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
#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