History, Information, and Value of 1898-S Gold Liberty Double Eagle
Value of 1898-S $20 Double Eagle
The 1898-S double eagle is almost always offered sharply struck and, in Mint State grades, highly lustrous with an intense satin or frosty finish. Most survivors are noticeably abraded, although there are some noteworthy exceptions. The most common San Francisco Mint double eagle of the 19th century, the 1898-S is obtainable with ease in grades up to and including MS-64. Gems in MS-65 are scarce, yet can be acquired with some persistence, although in higher grades this issue is very rare. The finest certified survivor has been graded MS-67 by PCGS.