1898-S $20 MS61 Certification #38178698, PCGS #9034

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.
PCGS #
9034
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
34.00 millimeters
Weight
33.40 grams
Mintage
2575175
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
15285
Pop Lower
2198
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 160000 R-1.9 69 / 73 TIE 144 / 148 TIE
All Grades 30000 R-2.7 67 / 73 TIE 138 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 30 / 73 42 / 148
65 or Better 160000
All Grades 30000
60 or Better 100
65 or Better R-1.9
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better 69 / 73 TIE
All Grades 67 / 73 TIE
60 or Better 30 / 73
65 or Better 144 / 148 TIE
All Grades 138 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 42 / 148

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade 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
MS67 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