||1889-S $20 MS61 NGC. CAC. The 1889-S double eagle had a moderately substantial mintage of 774,700 coins, the bulk of which eventually wound up in overseas trade channels. Transported loosely in bags, pieces that survived melting and have returned to America in recent years typically show heavy abrasions or are very lightly worn. Surface flaws are often concentrated in the obverse fields or on Liberty's cheek, with grade-limiting results. Soft rose-gold hues accent radiant green-gold luster on each side, while the devices exhibit bold definition. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1880.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.