Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 20
Catalog: KM-74.2
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1177.45 (9/21/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1874 $20 PF obverse 1874 $20 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

While regarded as a common date among business strikes in the Type Two series, proof examples are very rare, as one would expect. Only 20 proofs were struck, and it is estimated that a mere seven to nine examples are known today in all grades.

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1874 $20 PF
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1874 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 65


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8/5/2000 NGC Proof 64   Heritage Auctions Philadelphia 2000 Bullet Sale #234, 234/Lot# 760 $51,750.00
8/18/2004 NGC Proof 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Signature Sale #352, 352/Lot# 7688 $103,500.00
1/5/2011 NGC Proof 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5283 $172,500.00
1/3/2012 NGC Proof 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 5072 $218,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 $20 PF
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1874 $20 PF Cameo
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1874 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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