1898 Liberty Head Double Eagle

1898 Liberty Head Double Eagle
1898 Liberty Head Double Eagle Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1,377.13
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.96750 t oz
Face Value
$20 USD
Mintage
2,745,645
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1898

More than 2.7 million 1898 Liberty Head double eagles were made, a large sum in the scheme of 19th-century $20 gold coins. Designed by James B. Longacre in 1849, the Liberty Head double eagle was struck by the Philadelphia and San Francisco mints, with the vast majority of the output coming from the San Francisco mint – not surprising given that facility’s location near the epicenter of the Gold Rush, which really took off nearly five decades earlier. $20 gold double eagles tended to circulate more in the West than the East.

Here is a look at the mintages and values of 1898 double eagle gold coins:

  • 1898, 170,395; $1,530

  • 1898-S, 2,575,175; $1,500

  • 1898 proof, 75; $200,000

*Values are for coins in a grade of Extremely Fine 40 unless otherwise specified.

Bear in mind that the mintage figures above don’t reflect the number of issues that exist today. Many 1898 double eagles have been melted or damaged beyond collectability, meaning far fewer pieces survive today than were originally minted. This is quite the case for all pre-1933 U.S. gold coins. It therefore makes sense from the perspective of the purchaser to buy 1898 double eagle gold coins that have been certified by reputable third-party coin authentication firms. These include the American Numismatic Association Certification Service (ANACS), Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), and the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC).



1898 Liberty Head Double Eagle Past Sales & Prices

1898 S GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS64
Sale Price: $2,199.00
Date Sold: January 19, 2016
1898 S GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS64
1898-S $20 Gold Liberty MS64+ PCGS ~ CAC
Sale Price: $3,200.00
Date Sold: January 05, 2016
1898-S $20 Gold Liberty MS64+ PCGS ~ CAC
1898 S $20 Gold Double Eagle - PCGS MS 64 - Lustrous - Nice Coin - Ships Free!
Sale Price: $2,500.00
Date Sold: January 01, 2016
1898 S $20 Gold Double Eagle - PCGS MS 64 - Lustrous - Nice Coin - Ships Free!
1898-S $20 Gold Liberty MS64 PCGS
Sale Price: $2,150.00
Date Sold: January 01, 2016
1898-S $20 Gold Liberty MS64 PCGS
1898-S $20 LIBERTY DOUBLE EAGLE. MS63 by PCGS - OGH 9034.63/4841998
Sale Price: $1,699.00
Date Sold: December 22, 2015
1898-S $20 LIBERTY DOUBLE EAGLE. MS63 by PCGS - OGH 9034.63/4841998
1898-S Liberty Head Double Eagle $20 Gold NGC MS62PL SUPER Rare in Proof Like #S
Sale Price: $2,400.00
Date Sold: December 17, 2015
1898-S Liberty Head Double Eagle $20 Gold NGC MS62PL SUPER Rare in Proof Like #S
1898-S $20 LIBERTY GOLD PCGS MS 63 1898 S $20 LIB GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE
Sale Price: $1,458.63
Date Sold: December 14, 2015
1898-S $20 LIBERTY GOLD PCGS MS 63 1898 S $20 LIB GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE
1898-S $20 MS62 PCGS
Sale Price: $1,281.00
Date Sold: December 14, 2015
1898-S $20 MS62 PCGS
1898-S SAINT GAUDENS GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 64 CAC
Sale Price: $2,429.00
Date Sold: December 13, 2015
1898-S SAINT GAUDENS GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 64 CAC
1898-S $20 LIBERTY GOLD PCGS MS 64 1898 S $20 LIB GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE
Sale Price: $2,089.63
Date Sold: December 13, 2015
1898-S $20 LIBERTY GOLD PCGS MS 64 1898 S $20 LIB GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE
1898 S $20 DOLLARS Liberty Double Eagle BRILLIANT GOLD COIN PCGS MS 62
Sale Price: $1,619.89
Date Sold: November 28, 2015
1898 S $20 DOLLARS Liberty Double Eagle BRILLIANT GOLD COIN PCGS MS 62
1898-S LIBERTY $20 PCGS MS 65
Sale Price: $8,000.00
Date Sold: November 14, 2015
1898-S LIBERTY $20 PCGS MS 65
1898-S LIBERTY HEAD GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 61
Sale Price: $1,289.98
Date Sold: November 08, 2015
1898-S LIBERTY HEAD GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 61
1898-S LIBERTY HEAD GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 60
Sale Price: $1,261.69
Date Sold: November 08, 2015
1898-S LIBERTY HEAD GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 60
1898 S $20 Gold Coin Double Eagle Coin NGC MS 62+
Sale Price: $1,280.88
Date Sold: November 05, 2015
1898 S $20 Gold Coin Double Eagle Coin NGC MS 62+
S-H-A-Z-A-M-M!!! Rare 1898-S Gold $20 Liberty Dbl.Eagle NGC MS64 GORGEOUS COLOR!
Sale Price: $1,911.00
Date Sold: October 28, 2015
S-H-A-Z-A-M-M!!! Rare 1898-S Gold $20 Liberty Dbl.Eagle NGC MS64 GORGEOUS COLOR!
1898-S NGC $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle MS64
Sale Price: $2,400.00
Date Sold: October 24, 2015
1898-S NGC $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle MS64
1898 Gold $20 Double Eagle NGC Fatty MS-61 CAC The Total CAC POP is Just 29
Sale Price: $2,000.00
Date Sold: October 21, 2015
1898 Gold $20 Double Eagle NGC Fatty MS-61 CAC The Total CAC POP is Just 29
1898-S $20 Liberty Gold - PCGS Genuine - Cleaning - UNC Details
Sale Price: $1,235.00
Date Sold: October 14, 2015
1898-S $20 Liberty Gold - PCGS Genuine - Cleaning - UNC Details
1898 S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Graded PCGS MS62 Brilliant Luster
Sale Price: $1,425.00
Date Sold: October 12, 2015
1898 S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle Graded PCGS MS62 Brilliant Luster
1898-S United States $20 GOLD Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU 58
Sale Price: $1,363.00
Date Sold: October 06, 2015
1898-S United States $20 GOLD Liberty Double Eagle NGC AU 58
1898-S PCGS MS62 $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle
Sale Price: $1,340.00
Date Sold: September 30, 2015
1898-S PCGS MS62 $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle
1898-S $20 Gold Liberty PCGS MS62. Gorgeous Golden-Orange Hue
Sale Price: $1,614.00
Date Sold: September 21, 2015
1898-S $20 Gold Liberty PCGS MS62. Gorgeous Golden-Orange Hue
1898 P $20 Gold Double Eagle MS 61 NGC certified
Sale Price: $1,625.00
Date Sold: September 20, 2015
1898 P $20 Gold Double Eagle MS 61 NGC certified
1898-S $20 Gold Coronet Type 3 PCGS MS62 SKU36838
Sale Price: $1,449.00
Date Sold: September 20, 2015
1898-S $20 Gold Coronet Type 3 PCGS MS62 SKU36838
1898-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle MS-60 NGC
Sale Price: $1,313.00
Date Sold: September 20, 2015
1898-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle MS-60 NGC
1898 S $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle NGC MS64 (1719670-011)
Sale Price: $2,895.00
Date Sold: September 01, 2015
1898 S $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle NGC MS64 (1719670-011)
1898-S LIBERTY HEAD GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 61
Sale Price: $1,375.00
Date Sold: August 24, 2015
1898-S LIBERTY HEAD GOLD $20 DOUBLE EAGLE PCGS MS 61
1898-S $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Head Coin NGC MS 60 NO RESERVE! BID NOW!
Sale Price: $1,388.00
Date Sold: August 17, 2015
1898-S $20 Gold Double Eagle Liberty Head Coin NGC MS 60 NO RESERVE! BID NOW!
1898-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS62
Sale Price: $1,472.50
Date Sold: August 12, 2015
1898-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS62
1898-S $20 Gold Liberty PCGS MS62. Gorgeous Yellow Golden Hue
Sale Price: $1,380.00
Date Sold: July 27, 2015
1898-S $20 Gold Liberty PCGS MS62. Gorgeous Yellow Golden Hue

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