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SERIES: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1899-S $20 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+
PCGS #:
9036
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
2,010,300
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$48,875 • MS • 10-1-2001 • Sothebys/Stack's
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
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  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
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  
4 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 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.