Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Catalog: KM-135.2
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8350
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3356oz
Melt Value: $6.61 (4/18/2014)
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1884 $20 PF obverse 1884 $20 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While not widely recognized, the 1884 may, in fact, be the rarest of the three proof-only double eagles from the 1880s. When one considers the total number known today, it certainly appears that way. Only 71 examples were struck and the survival rate is somewhat lower than for other proof double eagles of this era. Walter Breen estimated that "16 to 20" were known, but based on the number of auction appearances for this date in the past ten years, we believe a more reasonable estimate is 12 to 15 pieces. It should be remembered that two or three of these are impounded in museums and another one or two are impaired, which leaves an extremely limited number of pieces available to the serious collector.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/27/2013

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1884 $20 PF
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1884 $20 PF Cameo
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1884 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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4/27/2014 PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1204/Lot# 5849


Auction Prices Realized

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1/7/2004 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 3225 $149,500.00
4/28/2009 NGC PF 53   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 2770 $54,625.00
1/5/2011 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5288 $103,500.00
7/5/2011 NGC PF 58   Heritage Auctions Monthly Internet World Coin Auction Session(1), 231131/Lot# 60148 $79.00
1/8/2014 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5567 $164,500.00
4/10/2014 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 3032/Lot# 24351 $822.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1884 $20 PF
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1884 $20 PF Cameo
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1884 $20 PF Ultra Cameo
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00000011746563768677942866692233765119001415816599172961100
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